Today, the importance of fiber in the health of the body is not hidden from anyone. While the body is not able to digest fiber, it is good nutrition for the beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. Many types of fibers, like prebiotics, are excellent nutrition for beneficial intestinal bacteria. Gut bacteria ferment the fiber and convert it into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which are very beneficial acids.
These short chain fatty acids have many powerful benefits. For example, they are very capable of reducing the risk of diabetes and obesity and improving gut health.
In addition, fiber makes you feel full and thus reduces the consumption of more calories in the meal. A study showed that increasing fiber intake from 18 grams to 36 grams per day will result in 130 fewer calories consumed.
Here are the types of dried fruits that contain large amounts of fiber in one ounce (28 grams):
Almonds: 3.5 grams
Pistachios: 2.9 grams
Hazelnut: 2.9 grams
Walnuts: 2.9 grams
Peanuts: 2.6 grams
Macadamia nuts: 2.4 grams
Brazil nuts: 2.1 grams
Summary: Many nuts and seeds have a lot of fiber that can reduce the risk of relatively many diseases. Fiber also makes you feel full and makes you not want to consume more calories. Today, the importance of fiber on intestinal health is not hidden from anyone.