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Dietary Fiber: Insoluble vs. Soluble

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: You may have heard how important it is to incorporate fiber into your diet, but do you really know what it is?
Air Date: 3/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar, CEO Buiced INC
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Dietary Fiber: Insoluble vs. Soluble
You may have heard how important it is to incorporate fiber into your diet, but do you really know what it is?

You're probably aware of the food pyramid that is made up three essential macro-nutrient groups: protein, carbohydrates and fats. What about your fiber... do you know the two different types?

Soluble and insoluble fiber are both important for your optimum health. Soluble fiber dissolves in water; which slows down your digestion, makes you feel full and helps control weight gain. Sources best known for soluble fiber are oats, lentils, apples, flax seeds and strawberries.

Insoluble fiber has a laxative effect, which makes it known as a gut-healthy fiber. These fibers don't dissolve in water moving through your GI tract and speed up the passage of food and waste.

Sources that contain insoluble fibers are wheat, barley, brown rice, carrots, raisins, grapes and corn bran.

Women should get about 25 grams a day and men between 35-40, but the average person only consumes around 15 grams daily.

Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly to discuss why you need fiber in your diet and what foods you can eat to increase your fiber intake.