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Dietary fibers in the paprika

Even if the dietary fiber content of the paprika is not the highest of all, it has a lot. Beyond this, it is rich in vitamins and trace elements. Because of its low calorie content it’s the optimal choice for a diet. Let’s see why is it so important to eat vegetables with high vitamin and dietary fiber content! It is well know that there is an increasing number of diseases related to inappropriate nutrition and stress. Don’t forget that the baseline of health is high quality nutrition. The most important nutrients are proteins, fatty acids and carbohydrates. Beyond this our body needs vitamins, trace elements and digestive fibers for optimal metabolism. In spite of the fact that digestive fiber is not a nutrient, it’s one of the most important components of our metabolism.

What is dietary fiber?

Dietary fiber is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants, moving through the gastrointestinal tract in an inert manner.

The role of dietary fibers in health

Dietary fibers decrease the risk of gastrointestinal diseases by improving the function of our digestive system. Soluble fibers slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, the elevation of glucose level after food intake and insulin production.

Low fiber diet is a serious risk factor for obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol level. Fibers in our diet help us to feel sated without additional calories.

In order to stay healthy we need to consume 30mg of plant fiber (fruit, vegetable and grain) per day.

Hungarian paprika can be an optimal component of a healthy and fiber rich diet. We might start the morning by making scrambled eggs with paprika for breakfast, letcho for lunch and finish the day with a light salad, of course with paprika!

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