I was in the health food store yesterday and came across thei new diet called The Fiber35 Diet. Below are some things off the website and out of the pamphlet.
"By eating foods that collectively provide 35 grams of fiber per day, you will drop the weight you want to lose and maintain your ideal weight for the rest of your life. And by significantly boosting your daily fiber intake, you will reduce your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other obesity-related conditions.
Fiber will help curb your appetite.
Fiber stimulates cholecystokinin (CCK), a hormone that facilitates digestion in the small intestine and promotes a feeling of fullness. When you curb your appetite, you can reduce your caloric intake.
Fiber will actually eliminate calories from the food you eat
(the Fiber Flush Effect).
Research has shown that people who follow a high-fiber diet tend to excrete more calories in their stool. This is because fiber helps to block the absorption of calories consumed and lead calories out of the body.
Fiber foods are low energy-density foods.
Energy density refers to the number of calories in a particular volume or weight food. While foods with a high energy density pack a large number of calories per bite, foods rich in fiber typically have a very low energy density. As a result, you can eat a larger volume of food without consuming a high volume of calories.
Fiber slows down the rate at which your body converts carbohydrates into sugar.
High-fiber foods help normalize blood glucose levels by slowing down the time it takes food to leave the stomach and delaying the absorption of glucose (blood sugar) from a meal. Foods rich in fiber also increase insulin sensitivity, which refers to how well your cells respond to insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps to escort glucose out of the bloodstream)."
So is it possible that it is true. That a high fiber diet can be this healthy?