Here at Rejuvime Medical, we are committed to helping you to look and feel great as you get older. We take our commitment seriously to all our customers to help you look as great as you feel, and feel as great as you look! One thing that we’ll look at in today’s blog is the enormous benefits of dietary fiber as an integral part of your anti-aging efforts.
Benefits of Fiber
Dietary fiber is incredibly beneficial, not only to helping you to experience overall health and well-being, but also for helping you to look your best. “What’s that?” you say, “Fiber can make a difference in the way I look?” Indeed, it can. However, to understand fiber’s role in anti-aging, let’s take a closer look at the fiber that we consume in our diet.
Two Types of Fiber
Fiber comes in two types, soluble and insoluble fiber.
Soluble fiber is fiber that can be broken down by digestion. This fiber makes a gummy, gel-like substance in your intestines that provides three key benefits to your body. It slows down digestion, preventing food from passing through your small intestine more quickly than it can be absorbed. It provides the primary food source for the beneficial microflora in your gut. Also, it bonds with cholesterol, resulting in lower blood cholesterol levels and all the benefits associated with lowered cholesterol.
Insoluble fiber, also known as cellulose, does not dissolve in water and is not broken down by digestion. Many people think of insoluble fiber as “roughage” in the diet, and a good source of it is the bran in wheat or other whole grains. A good way to understand insoluble fiber is to imagine that it’s a nice exfoliant for the inside of your colon, helping to break up sludge and keep your delicate cell walls free of buildup.
Effect of Fiber Deficiency on Aging
Many Americans simply do not consume enough soluble or insoluble fiber in their diets. A typical American consumes about 10 grams of dietary fiber per day, but adults actually need more like 25-30 grams of fiber daily.
A deficiency of soluble fiber can contribute to the increase of the visible signs of aging (your looks). A deficiency of insoluble fiber in your diet can contribute to constipation and increased inflammation.
You can see how important fiber is to help on both fronts (how great you look and how great you feel) in fighting off the effects of aging. While no one can completely reverse or stop the aging process, Rejuvime Medical specializes in giving our customers the breakthrough treatments that will make a noticeable difference in keeping you looking and feeling wonderful in spite of the calendar and the clock. Count on us for bioidentical hormone treatment and other tools, opportunities, and information about anti-aging.
Incorporating adequate dietary fiber is only one small piece of a full-fledged anti-aging regimen. Contact us today to set up your first consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!