The Paw Print
A new scientific research was conducted at the University of Massachusetts that clearly points out the different benefits that the increase consumption of fibers has on the human body. The scientists and doctors have analyzed the strong positive correlation between fibers, weight loss, and general well-being. In our fast-paced lives today, people have developed the bad habits of not paying enough attention to what, how, and when they eat. This unconstructive practice can easily lead to the development of otherwise preventable healthcare problems. The USA has always had above average levels of obesity among young men and women, caused by the detrimentally popular fast food restaurant chains in the country. Throughout the last 3-5 years, people have started to show signs of improvement of their general interest in dieting and healthy food options, due to the large number of cardiovascular, respiratory as well as physical conditions that more and more young people find themselves. There are thousands of different nutrition plans, diets etc. out there that aim to help people in developing a healthier lifestyle. The American Heart Association has developed a dieting plan that excludes certain foods, whereas the plan that involves the increase of fiber consumption only focuses on this particular aspect, not banishing any food from the list of available foods to eat. The study was conducted among 240 adults who have a higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes. Half of the participants strictly followed the diet plan developed by the American Heart Association, whereas the other half focused primarily on the consumption of more fibers throughout the day. The first group’s diet plan is much more complicated and requires a lot more efforts in order to be strictly followed. It involves the consumption of meatless products, lowering the sugar and salt usage, no alcohol, the intake of fats, and carbs and proteins in certain exact quantities. The study has found both of the diet plans to be really successful in reducing body weight as well as preventing the further development of diabetes as well as the metabolic syndrome. Throughout the whole study, significantly reduced levels of blood pressure were observed among all participants.
While some people can afford the needed time, efforts, and money to follow a really strict diet and nutrition program, there are plenty of people out there who need to incorporate some changes in their eating habits, but are “too busy” to do so with their job, school work etc. This was the primary reason for the above mentioned study, to show that with a simple increase in the daily intake of fibers, an individual can lose weight as well as significantly improve his/her general well-being.