In the midst of popular frenzy about low carb diets, substantial evidence suggests a shift in focus to us. Research is suggesting that slow carbs might be a very good option. Soluble fiber slows the digestion of carbohydrates. It gives food a lower glycemic index, meaning that it produces less of a spike in blood sugar. Fiber can also have helpful effects on gut microbes. So thus it makes sense that new studies are confirming fiber can be helpful for managing weight. Also for reducing the risk of chronic diseases.