Fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet. Its benefits for our body are enormous – from the formation of intestinal microflora to lower cholesterol and prevent strokes. But in what quantity and from which sources is it best to include fiber in your diet?
Why do we need fiber
There are three types of fiber that are essential for our health:
Insoluble fibers are responsible for stool formation, help maintain regular bowel function, saturate and accelerate the passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading
Legumes – beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils – the cornerstone of any healthy diet. They have unique properties, such as anti-cancer (for more information about the benefits of beans, I talk here).
In this article, I want to share some interesting facts about which McGreevey, the head of the American Pulse Association, spoke about.
Beans, peas and lentils are one of the most affordable sources of protein: more than 20 grams per 100 grams of product. The same amount is in chicken, a little more in beef. Now look at how much these products cost at the nearest supermarket or market, and compare the price of one gram of protein from legumes and meat. Continue reading