How Soluble and Insoluble Fibre Aids Weight Loss


Adults require around 20g of fibre each day as part of a healthy diet. Fibre is essential in food as it helps improve your digestive system, aids the lowering of cholesterol and is a factor in weight loss too.

Fibre is divided between soluble and insoluble varieties and both aid weight loss as well as have a range of other positive on health.

Soluble Fibre

This is often known as functional fibre. It’s a jelly like substance and can help benefit your body and also decreases the risk of heart problems through decreasing the amount of fat that is absorbed by the stomach. Soluble fibre also bonds to bile (mainly made from cholesterol) and excretes it from the body.

Insoluble Fibre

This fibre is also known as dietary fibre and is not absorbed by the intestines and simply travels through the digestive tract. It increases the size of the faecal matter and so keeps you regular and also prevents stomach issues and digestive diseases.


How Fibre Aids Weight Loss

Fibre can help aid weight loss and comes from a range of foods, soluble fibre like that from pure African mango is preferential as it also benefits by making you feel less hungry and decreases the feelings of hunger in the stomach. It also benefits you as it slows down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream, levelling it out, which helps prevent diabetes type 2, among other issues.

However, though soluble fibre is preferential, insoluble fibre also has a range of positives too and can help weight loss. Insoluble fibre is found in fruit skin, vegetables and increases eating times. This aids the weight loss as it gives the body more time to feel full and so people tend now to eat as much. Insoluble fibre, just like the soluble kind like that found in African Mango, can also slow digestion and control the levels of glucose entering the blood stream.


Many foods that are high in fibre are also low in calories and so are perfect for lowering the amount of calories that you eat. These foods are considered to be of low energy density, therefore they allow you to eat more but are lacking in calories. In soluble form they include foods such as oats, peas, beans, African mango, fruits and carrots. In insoluble form they consist of wheat, nuts and most vegetables.

Fibre is beneficial to weight loss for a number of reasons and can significantly impact on health and wellbeing, as well as how you feel and look.

Cormac Reynolds writes for Regenerative Nutrition a specialist in supplements for dietary needs and weight loss such as pure African Mango Extract


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