Important helpers for a healthy diet
To take it in front: Dietary fibers are by no means a ballast, but are recognized today as one of the “best friends” of our intestines and our microbiome. A fact, which was not common among doctors and nutritionists in this form for a long time. In order to understand this, it is therefore also very important to know exactly what dietary fibers are.
What are dietary fibers?
If one speaks of ballast materials then generally fiber and swell-rich contents materials in vegetable food, which are to a large extent indigestible for our body, are meant. Generally these are differentiated again into insoluble and soluble ballast materials, which have above all one in common: The enzymes that occur ensure that they cannot or can only incompletely break down our gastrointestinal tract. As a result, the fibers are not decomposed there and are excreted undigested.
Why this is good!
Understandably one asks oneself now, why these indigestible contents materials are to be good then at all for the body… By the way exactly the reason, why ballast materials were considered in professional circles for a long time as useless… 🙂 Today, the question can be answered relatively simply, but quite complex. To bring it briefly to the point: Dietary fibers can not only get your digestion going, but can also make an important contribution to health prevention.