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You already know fiber benefits your digestion & cholesterol levels, but did you know it can benefit your skin too? Fiber, especially soluble fiber, helps to slow down the body’s conversion of carbohydrates into sugars. This reduces insulin spikes, which in turn, reduces inflammation. Inflammation (specifically repeated episodes of it) affects most skin conditions AND how skin ages. Keep inflammation down to keep your skin looking fresh.
Foods that spike insulin include sugars & white flour (a starch that changes into sugar right away during digestion) Foods that are high in white flour or sugar are usually also low or 0 fiber foods. Keep your insulin levels even for steady energy & reduced inflammation by eating fiber-rich foods at every meal. Beans are a type of seed, but no one wants black beans or split peas for breakfast. Oatmeal & bran are 2 good options for breakfast, especially if you consider all the fun, fast new ways to make oatmeal tasty. What about yogurt? Or smoothies? The chia seed has 2 kinds of fiber to help you: soluble & insoluble. In the case of low-fiber yogurt, a spoonful of chia transforms it into a high-fiber snack without changing the flavor.