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Fiber Friday

Fiber isn’t just something your Grandpa is on about, it’s actually very important for everyone!

What do you know about fiber?

Did you know that there are two kinds of fiber?  There is soluble and insoluble.  What’s the difference?

Think of soluble fiber as one of those crazy “grow your own animal” toys.  The things where you get some little hunk of stuff  that you put in a jug with some water and it grows to four times the size!

Soluble fiber is kind of the same.  It is food that when you eat it, sucks up water making them “bulky” which is great in your intestines because it is picking up all the waste products and toxins and gives your “pipes” something to grab on to which makes it easier to eliminate.

Think of foods that if you left them in water would get bigger or dissolves from its original shape.  Things like oatmeal.

Oatmeal

Other good sources of soluble fiber would be:

  • Beans and peas
  • Root vegetables
  • Barley
  • Flax seeds

And so why does this matter?

Well, you really want to keep yourself regular.  So many of our modern health issues could be avoided, alleviated or eliminated by good bowel health!

But it helps with all kinds of things like:

  • Lowering LDL ( bad cholesterol) which reduces the risk of heart diseases
  • Regulates blood sugar to avoid diabetes
  • Makes you feel fuller so you will eat less which helps with weight loss
  • prevents constipation

Give it a try and you’ll see how different you’ll feel!

Note:  For the all the 411 on bowel health check out ” Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care”  it could change you life!

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