May 20 2018

Focus on Fiber for a Healthy Gut.

Published by at 2:12 pm under Colon Cleanse,probiotic supplements

Focus on fiber for a healthy gut.
Make sure you are eating plenty of fiber to keep your gut healthy and ward off disease.

Do you eat plenty of fiber at each meal? Does breakfast consist of donuts or oatmeal? Does lunch consist of a burger and fries or do you opt for the salad? And how about dinner?  Is there always a side of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts?

Most Americans do not eat enough fiber each day. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, on average we are only consuming about 10-15 grams a day, whereas we should be eating 20 to 35grams or more a day.(1,2)*   

Where does fiber come from? Fiber is the part of vegetables, fruits and whole grains that our bodies don’t absorb and digest. Instead, it passes through the digestive tract mostly intact, and does not break down like other foods we consume.  This intact fiber creates bulk which helps move stool, microbes and other waste through the digestive tract, gently scraping the walls, helping to remove carcinogens and other unwanted microbes as it goes.1*

There are two kinds of fiber. The first is soluble fiber, which dissolves with water and creates a gel like substance which helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fiber on the other hand doesn’t dissolve, and absorbs water which adds bulk to the digestive tract, helping to move things through quickly. Foods high in insoluble fiber include artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, bran, nuts, sprouts and carrots. Soluble fiber foods include legumes, apples, citrus fruits, oats and peas. (1,2)*

People who eat diets low in fiber, often suffer from constipation, irregularity, and sluggishness. More than that, when we eat diets insufficient in fiber, it raises our risk of developing serious digestive issues such as colon cancer, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome and more. But when we eat lots of fiber, it helps keep things cleaned out as the fiber moves stool through your digestive tract and cleans the colon. Along with this, eating plenty of healthy fiber can reduce the incidence of heart disease, by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation and glucose levels not to mention help with weight loss, by making us feel full and ultimately wanting to eat less. (1,2)

High fiber diets are also essential for a healthy gut in that bacteria feed off of it. The friendly bacteria found in Body Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™ are encapsulated in their own prebiotic of humic and fulvic acid. But fiber also acts as a probiotic, so as your bacteria multiply, if they have the proper food source, they will continue to thrive. Diets low in fiber and high in sugar feed unfriendly bacteria. If you feel run down, are getting canker sores, and are feeling tired, all signs of Candida overgrowth, try increasing your Body Biotics™ intake and adjusting your diet to more high fiber foods and see your energy levels rise.*

In order to get the proper amount of fiber, add fruits and vegetables at every meal. A whole foods diet, high in fruits and vegetables will make sure you get plenty of fiber each day. But on those days where you catch yourself eating a donut and coffee on the run, try to eat a cup of berries or a handful of nuts too. Choose a salad as your side instead of French fries at lunch. And always pile your plate high with veggies at night.

Taking your Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™ regularly along with eating a high fiber diet will help ensure a healthy gut which as we know means a healthy body and immune system.*

Healthiest wishes,

Kelli

www.bodybiotics.com

 

Resources:

  1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/fiber/art-20043983
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-get-more-fibre-into-your-diet/


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