As a general public, most people may not understand what the "seventh nutrient" is, and most people only know six nutrients.
Protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals, water and vitamins are the six major nutrients necessary for the human body. Modern medical nutrition believes that dietary fiber should also be one of the essential nutrients for the human body. Because it ranks seventh among nutrients, it is called "seventh nutrient".
Due to the indigestible characteristics of dietary fiber, it helps people take away a lot of harmful substances in the body and plays an important role in preventing obesity, diabetes, and colorectal cancer.
"Seventh nutrient", which is widely found in everyday foods, contains green beans, lentils, potatoes, corn, leeks, celery, Vitamin E, green vegetables, various fruits, and wild vegetables that people like to eat. Rich dietary fiber.
Modern medical nutrition believes that when people ingest too much and absorb fine foods containing high protein, high fat, etc., it can cause constipation, thereby increasing the reproduction of E. coli and some harmful substances in the feces and producing sulfur Toxic substances such as hydrogen, which flow into the blood and are transported to the body, will produce a series of uncomfortable symptoms such as dizziness and headache, and cause constipation. Constipation can not only lead to a series of diseases such as hemorrhoids, blood in the stool and anal fissure, but also stagnation of stool in the large intestine. Some toxic and harmful substances stimulate the wall of the large intestine for a long time, which is easy to cause colorectal cancer. Suffering from constipation and going to the toilet can easily induce heart failure, myocardial infarction and cerebral hemorrhage. After consuming a certain amount of dietary fiber, it enters the small intestine and will remove fat, cholesterol, etc., so that the small intestine can absorb fat and cholesterol as little as possible, so that the intestine can maintain normal peristalsis and smooth stool. The reduced absorption of fat and cholesterol can greatly suppress the increase of blood lipids, thus effectively protecting the cardiovascular and preventing the occurrence of arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Often eating foods containing cellulose can also prevent diabetes.