Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contain Fiber

(*) See References and Disclaimer at the bottom of the page. 

Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contain fiber.  Fiber is the roughage of plants like grains, vegetables, and fruits that promote wellness and is required for optimal gastrointestinal functioning. Fiber can be either soluble or insoluble, with the former dissolving in water.

Soluble fiber is found in pectin, gums, mucilages, beans, peas, barley, oats, apples, oranges, carrots, and, of course, our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear)(1*),(2*).

The seed husk of psyllium (an ingredient in a few bulk-produced laxatives) is also a good source of soluble fiber(3*). Some people may be allergic to psyllium; our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) is a better substitute.

Studies have demonstrated that soluble fiber aids people with diabetes by lowering their blood sugar(4*). Moreover, fiber also controls cholesterol levels(5*).

Lignin, hemicellulose, and cellulose are examples of insoluble fiber. Vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, green beans, wheat flour, whole grains, and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) are rich in insoluble fiber(6*).

Insoluble fiber will help prevent constipation by holding water and other liquids inside the colon(7*). Fiber has also been demonstrated to assist with colon cancer(8*). A diet high in insoluble fiber may also prevent intestinal illnesses such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis(9*).

How Much Fiber Should You Eat?

The American Dietetic Association states that you should eat 20-35 grams of fiber per day to achieve optimum health results equivalent to one ounce of fiber per day.

If you wish to add more fiber to your diet, you should slowly increase your daily intake. If you increase your fiber too quickly, you will feel bloating, diarrhea, and gas. While increasing your fiber intake, you should drink a lot of Pure Alkaline Water to avoid any of the symptoms noted in the previous sentence. Fiber acts as a big sponge in your colon, absorbing water and other liquids and moving the wastes out of your body, and this is why it protects you from constipation or other intestinal problems.

     Source References

(1) Wikipedia: Fiber
Wikipedia: Dietary Fiber

(3) Department of Health, Agriculture & Human Services: Food Sources of Dietary Fiber
(4) WebMD: Anatomy and Function of the Human Digestive System
(5) Mayo Clinic: Dietary fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet
(6) Medline Plus: Fiber
(7) Institute of Medicine: Dietary Reference Intakes
(8) USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
(9) Penn State Hershey: 
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