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Cathy Wong, ND

Cutting Cholesterol with Acacia Fiber

By October 24, 2012

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When it comes to keeping your cholesterol in check, getting your fill of fiber can have a considerable impact. In particular, soluble fiber (the type of dietary fiber that dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance in your intestines) has been found to inhibit the bloodstream's absorption of cholesterol and reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels.

A popular dietary supplement, acacia fiber is often touted as a natural remedy for high cholesterol. Rich in soluble fiber, this remedy is sourced from the sap of a tree native to parts of Africa, Pakistan, and India. In preliminary research on animals, scientists have shown that intake of acacia fiber might lead to lower cholesterol levels.

Other natural remedies high in soluble fiber include flaxseed, carob, glucomannan, and psyllium. When consuming any type of fiber-rich remedy, make sure to gradually increase your intake in order to protect against side effects commonly associated with high doses of fiber (such as gas, bloating, and cramps). Read the full article: Acacia Fiber - What You Need to Know.

October 30, 2012 at 8:28 am
(1) Max says:

I had heard that the acacia fiber was very good.
Thanks for the article, very complete.

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