What’s So Great About Fiber?
Soluble fiber soaks up water in your intestines and creates a slow-moving gel that slows down the emptying of the stomach. This allows your body to absorb more nutrients, lower blood glucose levels, and making you feel full for longer.
Carrots are particularly high in soluble fiber. A 1/4-cup serving of ground flax seeds contains about 2.5 grams of soluble fiber.
Insoluble Fiber comes from the cell walls of plants. It makes your stool both softer and more bulky by binding water, helping it move through your digestive tract more quickly. This limits your risk for diverticulosis, hemorrhoids and constipation.
A 1/4-cup serving of ground flax seed contains about 5.1 grams of insoluble fiber.