Baobab is a Great Source of Insoluble Dietary Fibre
Dietary fibre is an extremely important component of our diets. It has been shown to aid in weight loss by reducing food intake at meals. It can also help to ward off many diseases. This is because foods that are rich in
fibre take longer to digest and increase the feeling of fullness and satiety. In addition, the more gradual absorption slows the entrance of glucose into the blood, thereby preventing blood sugar and insulin spikes.
In fact 80% of people in Western countries do not eat enough
fibre – a habit that often starts in childhood and carries through to our adult life.
Soluble fibre is “soluble” in water. When mixed with water it forms a gel-like substance and swells. Soluble fibre has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol.
Insoluble fibre does not absorb or dissolve in water, and therefore passes through our digestive system in close to its original form. It offers many benefits to intestinal health, including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of hemorrhoids and constipation.
Baobab Fruit Powder is almost 50% Dietary fibre, composed of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Both insoluble and soluble dietary fibres should be consumed as part of a healthy, well balanced diet. This means that by consuming Baobab on a daily basis, you are covering all of your fibre needs in a healthy manner.