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Lazy bowel? See how soluble fibers can help

Responsible for retaining water within the intestine, fibers are essential for the relief of constipation

It is annoying when the intestine decides to become lazy. He, who should work daily, starts to work less than three times a week, still providing dry, hardened stools and, to hinder even more, leaves that feeling of incomplete evacuation. What, then, to do to help resolve constipation?

Again, it is women who suffer most from the lazy gut. Because of hormonal changes and even cultural habits – who never restrained the urge to go to the bathroom because they were away from home? -, it is in females that constipation tends to appear more.

And that is why they should pay even more attention to good habits in order to keep this inconvenience farther away. In addition to drinking an adequate amount of water – at least two liters a day – and exercising regularly, daily consumption of fiber is essential to help the bowel function.

The role of soluble fibers

In this context, soluble fibers are essential. They are responsible for retaining water inside the intestine and creating greater viscosity of the gastrointestinal content, which prevents the stool from drying out. This makes it easier to evacuate and the discomfort goes away.

Today, it is understood that the ideal is that the daily consumption of fibers is around 38g for men and 25g for women.

It is important to know that, in addition to giving a little boost to the functioning of the intestine, some soluble fibers, such as partially hydrolyzed guar gum and inulin, are also prebiotic, that is, they serve as food for the good bacteria that live there. Therefore, it is possible to say that the adequate and daily consumption of fibers contributes a lot to the health of the intestinal microbiota and, when it is healthy, the whole body gains more health.

Therefore, taking care of the intestine is good! In addition, soluble fibers have also been shown to be useful in reducing serum cholesterol levels, in addition to improving glycemic control in those with diabetes.

You find soluble fibers in several foods, such as:

  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Bean
  • Carrot
  • Zucchini
  • Pea
  • Cauliflower
  • Linseed
  • Chestnuts
  • Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Poop
  • Chia.

Supplementary is possible

There are people, however, who are unable to consume the proper amount of fiber through food. To facilitate the process and not have to deal with a lazy bowel, it is possible to add supplements with soluble fibers to reach the daily goal.

FiberMais® Jelly is a novelty from Nestlé to help the bowel function. It is a source of soluble fibers of vegetable origin, contains plum pulp and only natural sugars from fruits.

Unlike laxatives, FiberMais® Jelly helps the intestine to work more naturally. In addition, the ease of inserting FiberMais® Jelly in everyday life is a differential, as it can be part of several moments of the day, from a breakfast to practical and quick snacks in the middle of the afternoon.

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