How to Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes affects a large number of people all around the world — especially in United States of America. There, it affects more than 40 million plus people. This disease is not only a chronic disease but it is also one of the most common diseases as well. Preventing diabetes is most important among all and so people are looking forward for the possible factors.
Before we analyze the significant role of fiber in preventing diabetes, we should know about what diabetes actually is. Due to plenty of fat in the body pancreas refuses to secrete insulin (secretion of insulin in to the tissue cells and muscles is must for normal body functioning, which is the role of pancreas as well) and this insufficient insulin leads to diabetes.
Now, let’s see how these fibers play significant in preventing diabetics. We all know that Fibers are indigestible remnants of plant cells and they are rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, beans and seeds.
The real role of the fiber is — it works in digestive tract to cut the huge amount of waste materials in intestine. As a result that gives an urge to have a bowel moment. This action of fiber is very much significant in preventing diabetes.
There are two types of fibers. They are — soluble fibers and insoluble fibers. We can easily classify these types just by dissolving them in water. The best example for soluble fiber is nuts, seeds, beans, apples, oatmeal, strawberries, pears, blueberries and so on. These food items dissolve in water.
Insoluble fibers do not dissolve in water and they play the great role not only in preventing diabetes but they also play great role in reducing colon cancer. Food items like barley, grains, cereals, brown rice, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and zucchini are rich in insoluble fibers.
In order to prevent diabetes everyone should ingest at least 30 to 40 grams of fiber every day. It is sad that Americans are taking just ten grams of fiber everyday.
Studies and researches say that taking 30 plus grams of fiber in a day are potential to prevent type diabetes and they also proves that taking plenty of fiber instantly decrease the amount of sugar that penetrate the bloodstream. For instance, in taking almonds, sesame seeds, yogurt and so on prevent the sugar from entering into the bloodstream at once.
Both soluble and insoluble fibers are very much effective in preventing all types of diabetes. Especially, in type II diabetes these fibers play a very great role.
However, this article is just the role of the fiber preventing diabetes. It is advisable not to take this as a medical prescription or treatment regimen or prescribed health care instruction or advice. However, make sure to consider these points of fiber if you are under going the process of preventing diabetes as it is very much effective in fact.