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Soluble Fiber: 5 Research-Backed Benefits

There are two kinds of fibers, soluble and insoluble fibers.

The benefits of consuming soluble fibers are that it appears to reduce the risk of developing various conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and constipation. It also can help lower glucose levels and help lower blood cholesterol.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of soluble fiber that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about soluble fiber named What Are Soluble Dietary Fibers? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Soluble Fiber

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of soluble fiber.

1. Blood Sugar

Soluble Fiber - Blood Sugar

About this claim

Blood sugar is the amount of glucose present in your blood. Every time you eat, your blood sugar fluctuates. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to long-term, serious health problems. Research is telling us, nutritional management is one way to control blood sugar levels. Some specific nutrients can have a beneficial impact on your blood sugar. One effect can be not to cause blood sugar spikes.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 25 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Cholesterol

Soluble Fiber - Cholesterol

About this claim

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that there are some nutrients that might be beneficial for your cholesterol in a variety of ways.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 26 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

Soluble Fiber - Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

About this claim

Diabetes and insulin resistance are both medical conditions. According to research are some nutrients an essential part of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. Some nutrients are called diabetic friendly. They do not raise glucose levels.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 23 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

4. Heart Health

Soluble Fiber - Heart Health

About this claim

The heart is our most important muscle. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Western countries. According to research, a healthy diet with the right kind of nutrients is essential for your heart health.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 31 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

5. Stomach And Intestine

Soluble Fiber - Stomach And Intestine

About this claim

Your stomach and intestines are where the nutrients from the food you consume get in your body. Research shows that some nutrients may be beneficial for your stomach and intestines. For instance, help keep your digestive system healthy.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 20 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

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Sara NiemelΓ€

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!