Category Archives: Fiber

Are your health conditions the result of a toxic colon?

Do you have any of these temporary conditions? Low Energy Heartburn Diarrhea Water Retention Constipation Indigestion Heachaches Fatigue Memory Problems Sluggish Metabolism Gas Bad Breath  Bloating Digestive Problems Abdominal Pain Aches & Pains Could Your Colon Be the Cause? It is very possible that your own digestive system is causing unnecessary problems and depriving you of optimal health. The colon is designed to eliminate toxins and waste. Yet, without proper elimination, the body can actually poison itself. Poor diet, fast foods, stress, certain medications, and even overuse of laxatives affects elimination. When the bowel is not properly taken care of, its responses become sluggish and under-active. The ability for the colon to function properly and heal itself cannot happen Read More...

Fiber Helps the Body Cope with Large Amounts of Sugar

Fiber slows the absorption of food in the small intestine. The rate in which carbohydrates are digested is closely related to how fast they are absorbed, which determines the rise of blood sugar. When carbohydrate and plant fibers are eaten together, blood sugar levels are eaten together, blood sugar levels are considerably lower than when the same type of carbohydrate is eaten alone. The average American consumes over 125 pounds of white sugar every year. Sugar makes up 24% of our daily calorie intake, with soda pop supplying the majority of sugar. As a nation, we eat an average of Read More...

10 Ways to Eat Your Water

  The standard amount of daily water one needs to consume is 4 liters minimum to keep your body hydrated and all the skin and digestive problems at bay. Not all can drink so much water, so you can have more water-based foods instead. There are a lot of veggies and fruits that contain a good amount of water to help keep you hydrated. CUCUMBER (96% WATER) Cucumbers contain 96% water, are rich in fiber and minerals and are cool. They make a great treat during summer and however you have it, slice or dice it and have it alone, they will take Read More...

Conquering Fiber

If you’ve been used to eating processed, refined low fiber food and you switch to a high fiber diet, you may experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Ironically, even constipation can occur if you neglect to drink inadequate amounts of water. The operative term here is “moderation.” Start slowly and gradually increase your intake of fiber. If you do this, your intestinal tract will adjust nicely and you’ll be less “gassy”. When you eat fibrous foods, bacteria in the bowel attack and digest these complex carbohydrate molecules and in the process methane gas is released. This is the “bean” effect Read More...

Cleanse The Natural Way

Did you know the average American may be carrying as much as 10-25 pounds of impacted fecal matter in their colon? And that is someone of normal weight with no known allergies! These toxins wedged in the digestive track are absorbed by the bloodstream, resulting in the body’s inability to metabolize food properly or to provide vital energy for living. Think you’re in the clear? There is a surprisingly wide range of health problems that colon toxicity contributes to, many that a lot of us experience everyday. These include bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, food cravings, hypoglycemia, allergies, arthritis, difficult weight Read More...

Fruit for Breakfast Can Completely Transform Your Health

Waking up to half a watermelon drizzled with lime juice is one of the best ways to start your morning. Eating fruit for breakfast will not only make you think clearer, it will help you lose weight and stimulate the digestive tract to energize the body. Eating a clean and light breakfast in the morning is a great way to transition the body from a fasting state to an eating state. Studies have found that consuming a heavy breakfast inhibits fat oxidation throughout the day – these heavy meals often include animal products like eggs and bacon or sausages. A protein-heavy Read More...

Benefits of Kale

What is Kale? This leafy plant may be one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. Unlike other leafy greens, kale is not part of the lettuce family. Kale is actually a member of the cruciferous family which includes cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli plants. Although kale is genetically similar to cabbage and broccoli, it does not form a head when it grows except for the ornamental varieties. Kale offers all of the goodness of broccoli, but in a leafy, winter-cultivated vegetable form. Kale grows on a white, fibrous stalk and the most common of the kale varieties are curly kale or plain-leafed Read More...