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FIBER

 

Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are the best sources for fiber

 

Absorbs water in the large intestines and makes the stools, larger, softer and easier to pass. This also helps dilute potential toxins.

 

Fiber maintains a healthy colonic microflora. It also provides the substrate for fuel for the colon cells to maintain their health.

 

Fiber normalizes the rate of sugar entry into the blood after we eat. This regulates the release of insulin and helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

 

Increases and normalizes transit time (this term denoted the amount of time it takes food to pass through the entire digestive system). This helps keep toxicity in the bowel to a minimum.

 

Fiber binds the bile (this contains toxins from the liver) used during digestion to help eliminate the toxins. It also helps decrease the absorption of toxins by the gut.

 

If you choose to take a supplemental source of fiber, make sure you drink plenty of water. If there is not enough water in the system, supplemental fiber can cause constipation.

Supplemental forms of fiber include psyllium seed husks, oat bran, guar gum and pectin.

 

Minimal requirement for fiber is 25 grams/day