Diets high in soluble fibre have been linked with lowering blood lipids and may be protective against some types of heart disease, in the context of an overall healthy lifestyle. Soluble fibre may play a role in delaying gastric emptying which has a positive effect on steadying blood sugar levels, important to people with diabetes.
Soluble Fibre forms a gel when combined with liquids. It is found in fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils and grains such as oats and barley. Though our body can't absorb soluble fibre, it slows down the rate at which we absorb sugar, making it helpful for people with diabetes. It also helps control weight and regulate our appetite, since foods high in soluble fibre keep us feeling full longer.