Cleaning up your nutrition this January with a 30-day reset? A 30-day paleo reset is an effective way to kick sugar cravings, shed excess weight, bulk up your veggie intake and boost energy. However, while you’re polishing up your nutrition, the one nutrient you may unintentionally consume less of on a Paleo diet is soluble fiber.
Soluble fibers are found in the greatest quantity in beans, lentils and many grains. However, the paleo approach eliminates those foods. While this may lead to lower carb intake, there are big benefits to soluble fiber that you won’t want to miss out on.
Benefits of Soluble Fiber
- Weight loss
- Increased satiety
- Healthier hormone balance
- Clearer skin
- Deeper detox
- Better bowel movements
- Reduced bloating
- Blood sugar balance
- Binds bile leading to reduced cholesterol
- Balanced blood pressure.
Here’s how it works
If you’ve ever added liquid to chia or flax, you’ve seen the result of soluble fibers getting wet; these fibers become a gelatinous mass. Inside your body, soluble fiber cannot be used by your body for energy, instead it makes its way through your digestive tract binding dietary fats and bile which contains cholesterol, excess hormones and metabolic waste.
Imagine soluble fiber as the garbage truck and bile as the trash can. As soluble fiber carries fat and bile-containing-waste into your colon, it takes on another role - feeding your microbiome. While soluble fiber isn’t broken down in the small intestine, the healthy microbes in your colon can use these fibers for their own fuel and production of short-chain-fatty-acids (click here for more on how SCFA can prevent chronic disease). While a paleo approach can be a great way to boost insoluble fibers from veggies, soluble fibers are lacking.
Florasophy offers a no-net-carb option for keeping your soluble fiber up. In fact, we recommend consuming Florasophy at each meal throughout your 30-day reset to increase satiety and prevent blood sugar spikes (yes, this can even happen with sweet potato).
Every serving of Florasophy boosts your soluble fiber intake by 4g. By adding Florasophy to your reset, you will get bigger results for your effort.