Too much soluble fiber
can lead to gas and loose stools.
However, the specific link between soluble fiber
and visceral fat loss remains a mystery.
The researchers found that increased soluble fiber
intake was associated with a decreased rate of accumulated visceral fat, but not subcutaneous fat.
Consuming foods rich in viscous soluble fiber
reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) blood levels 10% to 15% with expected reduction in CVD events by 10% to 15% (A).
Moreover, studies have shown that consumption of soluble fiber
may reduce the risk of heart disease.
National Starch Food Innovation and Roquette Freres announced recently that the parties signed a distribution agreement appointing National Starch as the exclusive distributor of the Nutriose[R] soluble fiber
product line in food and beverage segments in the U.
Based largely on studies of oatmeal, in 1997 the Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim that the soluble fiber
in oats can help lower cholesterol.
The finding, from the Women's Health Study, suggests that diets characterized by a high intake of soluble fiber
and a low glycemic index appear to reduce inflammation, and therefore might reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Psyllium is a '10' in terms of soluble fiber
for cholesterol reduction, while oat bran is an '8' and certainly an excellent choice, as is Cheerios.
may also have a second mechanism of action.
She and a recently retired colleague, Judith Hallfrisch, conducted several studies to see whether eating a diet high in soluble fiber
promotes glucose or hormone changes that result in reduced insulin resistance.
Kellogg says Ensemble is the first line of foods containing natural soluble fiber
from psyllium husk or whole oats.