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Masha Fiber

Fiber

Do you know about dietary fiber?

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains that are not broken down by our small intestine. Meat like fish, seafood, chicken or beef have no dietary fiber. According to Malaysian Journal Nutrition 10(2):173-182,2004: Association between Dietary Fiber and Cancer. Mean dietary fiber intake for men = 13.26g per day and women 10.86g per day. It is far below RNI which recommended 25-30g per day. Children over age 2 should consume an amount equal to or greater than their age plus 5 grams per day .Women with low fiber intake = 2.2 times more at risk of getting breast cancer. The 3rd most common cancer in Malaysia - Colon cancer.


There are 2 types of Dietary Fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber:

Soluble Fiber and Inisoluber Fiber

 

Benefits of taking Masha Fiber

1) Masha Fiber and colon cancer
High Masha fiber intake is to lower the risk of colon cancer or polyps. The main job of the colon is to complete the digestion process. Masha fiber promotes the wavelike contractions that keep food moving through the intestine. Also expand the inside walls of the colon. This eases the passage of waste.

2) Masha Fiber and heart disease
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death for both men and women. This disease is characterized by a buildup of cholesterol-filled plaque in the coronary arteries. This causes them to become hard and narrow. Total blockage of a coronary artery produces a heart attack. High intake of Masha fiber helps absorb the bad cholesterol and excrete out from body.

3) Masha Fiber and type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is characterized by sustained high blood sugar levels. It tends to develop when the body can no longer produce enough of the hormone insulin or cannot properly use the insulin that it does produce. Masha Fiber has a low glycemic index do not raise blood sugar levels as quickly and, therefore, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes..

4) Masha Fiber and diverticular disease
Diverticulitis, an inflammation of the intestine is a common age-related disorders of the colon. Increasing the amount of fiber in the diet reduce symptoms of diverticulosis. Fiber keeps stool soft and lowers pressure inside the colon so that bowel contents can move through easily. Eating Masha fiber, is associated with lower risk of diverticular disease.

5) Masha Fiber and constipation
Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint particularly for elderly. The gastrointestinal tract is highly sensitive to dietary fiber, and consumption of Masha fiber helps to relieve and prevent constipation also increase the bowel movement.

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