Insoluble fiber gets the colon working like clockwork
Insoluble fiber does not break down in water. This is the type of fiber that helps to promote regularity by adding bulk and resistance for the colon. It’s like a broom that sweeps the colon clean.
By adding the bulk, it stimulates the contraction of the colon, moving waste toward bowel elimination.
It also helps to control the bacterial balance of the colon, which is vital for proper functioning.
Good sources of insoluble fiber are:
- Wholemeal bread
- Nuts and seeds
Fiber is the indigestible part of a plant. It passes directly through the digestive tract without all the calories being absorbed.