Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Fiber Rich Diet Can Reduce Risk of Diabetes
Diet by increasing the amount of good bacteria in the stomach through the consumption of fiber-rich could be the key to reducing the risk of diabetes. Researchers at Monash University, Melbourne has conducted experiments on rats receiving fiber-rich foods so that the risk of type 1 diabetes stop her.
The good bacteria in the stomach break down starch to produce acetate and butyrate, a short chain fatty acid which is an important part in maintaining the immune system.
"We think that the metabolites have anti-inflammatory effects and can contribute exceptional for such cardiovascular disease, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma," said lead researcher Charles Mackay.
Mackay and his team hope these results also apply to humans. He said, eating healthy foods alone is not proportional to the number of fibers used in the study.
"(Bran) can not be replaced simply by eating fruits and vegetables in large quantities," said Mackay.
"This is a supplement that you can sow in your food," he continued, as reported by Xinhua.