Does insoluble roughage helps in blood circulation?

Asked by Trisha Gupta | 13th Jul, 2017, 04:02: PM

Expert Answer:

  • There are two types of fibre or roughage: soluble roughage and insoluble roughage.
  • Soluble roughage dissolves in water and is found in beans, peas, the fleshy part of fruits and oatmeal.
  • Insoluble roughage does not dissolve in water and is found in raw vegetables, the skins of fruit, wheat, bran, brown rice and the outer shells of beans, seeds and nuts. 
  • Insoluble fibre provides bulk in your intestine and helps to keep food moving through your digestive tract. It absorbs water and swells into a gel that helps to keep bowel movements soft and easy to pass. These attributes of fibre give it the ability to help relieve and prevent both constipation and diarrhoea. 
  • Soluble fibre is soluble in water and helps in blood circulation. It also slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream, helping to keep your blood sugar level more even throughout the day.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 13th Jul, 2017, 05:29: PM