So what good is cleansing your colon if once you have cleaned we do not give you the tools you are going to need to help you keep it clean? Yea, sure the makers of your colon cleansing product could make future repeat sales but would not you rather learn how to eat properly so that you can keep your colon clean naturally. Now does not sound better? Yea, we thought so too! So here's the skinny.

We all know that we should eat more fiber. We all know that fiber is good for us but most of us do not really know that much about fiber. There are two types of fiber so let's talk about both types and what each type of fiber does and why each is important. But before we begin let's define fiber.

What is fiber:

Fiber can be found in all plant based foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Fiber is divided into two categories soluble fiber, which is fiber that dissolves in water and insoluble fiber, which is fiber that does not dissolve in water.

Soluble Fiber

Soluble or viscous fiber is a softer type of fiber that will dissolve in water. When you digest a soluble fiber it will help to prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into your intestines and who would not agree that this is a good thing. Soluble fiber will also help to minimize the spike in your blood sugar levels after a meal. Yep, you got it, another very important factor when it comes to staying healthy – especially if you have diabetes.

So where do you get soluble fiber? Well, you can get soluble fiber from dried beans, oatmeal, oat bran, apples, mangoes, plums, kiwi, pears, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, citrus, fruits, dried apricots, prunes, figs, dried peas, lentils, peas, barley, flax seed, oranges, carrots, psyllium husk.

Ok, so I have told you all about soluble fiber and where you can get it but how does it work? Well, that is one of the fascinating things about the human body – here is how it works. The soluble fiber will bind to any fatty acids and that will prolong the digestion time of anything in your stomach. By doing this the soluble fiber will regulate your blood sugar, reduce your cholesterol, and all of that will help to fight obesity and give you the added benefit of staying regular. Can you say Amen to that ?!

Insoluble Fiber

Insoluble fiber is fiber that does not dissolve in water. The great thing about insoluble fiber is that it helps to keep your bowel movements regular and it will help to reduce your risk of possible colon problems. It will also remove toxins from your colon and helps you to avoid, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, obesity and it will make you feel full more quickly. Not only that, it will help you to balance the acidity of your intestines.

So you are probably wondering where you can get some of that wonderful, glorious insoluble fiber. I know how excited you are, all this talk about fiber and all – you can hardly stand it right? Well, you can get your insoluble fiber in whole wheat grain, wheat bran, brown rice, bulgur, seeds, vegetables, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, corn bran, green beans, cauliflower, the skins of fruits and root vegetables .

Now really, are not you excited that you have now learned all about the two types of fiber available to you and where you get your fiber? What? You're not excited? Ok, I know, I know. Fiber is not the most exciting subject, but it is so very good for you. You really need to know more about it, so keep reading.

Did you know that the American Dietetic Association says that most Americans only get about 14-15 grams of fiber a day? Do you know how much fiber we should be getting a day ??? It is recommended that each of us eat at least 20-35 grams of fiber a day.

Are you still standing up? You have not passed out yet have you. I know it is hard to believe. I know you are probably asking yourself – how in the world am I ever going to be able to eat that much fiber everyday! Well, it is not impossible if you just take baby steps. Here is how. Do not worry! It really is easier than you think if you just take Baby Steps. Keep Reading …

AM BABY STEP – think about what you like – then add to it or make it your regular meal

• two slices of whole grain wheat bread – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

• one banana – Bam – there's your fiber = 3 grams

• one cup of oatmeal – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

• one cup of Raisin Bran cereal – Bam – there's your fiber = 7 grams

MIDDAY BABY STEP – think about what you like – then add to it or make it your regular meal

• Wheat Thins – Bam – there's your fiber = 5 grams

• one cup of brown rice – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

• one cup minestrone soup – Bam – there's your fiber = 5 grams

• one apple – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

PM BABY STEP – think about what you like – than add to it or make it your regular meal

• Taco Bell (or homemade) bean burrito – Bam – there's your fiber = 8 grams

• one pear – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

• one cup of strawberries – Bam – there's your fiber = 4 grams

• one cup of carrots cooked – Bam – there's your fiber = 5 grams

• one sweet potato – Bam – there's your fiber – = 4 grams

AND do not forget all of the other sources of fiber that you could throw in as well: beans, oatmeal, oat bran, apples, mangoes, plums, kiwi, pears, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, citrus, fruits, dried apricots, prunes, figs, dried peas, lentils, peas, barley, flax seed, oranges, carrots, psyllium husk, wheat bran, brown rice, bulgur, seeds, vegetables, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, corn bran, green beans, cauliflower, the skins of fruits and root vegetables. Remember all of these that we talked about earlier?

WOW – now really – how hard do you think it would be to fit these into your meals every day if you really tried – I mean really tried to fit some fiber into your day. Especially now that you know how important it is and how good it is for you!

So do not waste another moment sitting on your porcelain throne – let's get your colon clean and healthy. No more moaning and groaning. Today is the day to do your colon cleanse and then keep it clean by practicing healthy lifestyle habits like the ones we mentioned above. Or you could continue to keep you favorite colon cleanse company like Digest It in business and continue to Buy Digest It if you prefer!