|Fiber in a blue glass jar.|
|Fiber, hiding in a jar of syrup.|
The benefits are also beautiful. Dietary fiber includes soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber's listed benefits are just what I am after: blood sugar regulation, reducing cholesterol, and losing weight. I've tried it out, and it held true for me. My health trifecta: 1) Cutting the fructose is the vital, primary step; 2) Eating plenty of fiber multiplies the benefits; 3) Making your body burn calories to keep warm is the cherry on top.
- 1 g fiber per 4 g sugar (Balance the fructose)
- 3 g fiber per 200 calories (14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories)
To achieve 3 grams per 200 calories, I've also started looking into how much fiber is in other foods, so we can supplement less. This site has a nice listing of the soluble and insoluble fiber in a lot of foods. The USDA database is searchable and extensive, but lists only dietary fiber. Unfortunately it's not simple to go pull out the set of information that I really want, but I'm working on it.