2018-10-27 09:43:12 -0600

The Benefits of a Non-Nutrient

Here’s a question for you.  What non-nutrient helps combat heart disease and cancer, balances the body’s Ph, controls blood sugar and weight, and overall increases longevity?  Is it some new pharmaceutical, a magic pill or potion?

Maybe some of the bumper stickers I’ve seen recently will give you a hint.

  • Constipated people don’t give a crap!
  • Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.
  • You know you’re getting old when “getting a little action” means your fiber just kicked in.

You got it—fiber, fiber, fiber.  The average American only gets 10-15 grams a day, but should be getting 2 to 3 times that amount.  No wonder Americans are being plagued by high cholesterol, hemorrhoids, and diabetes.

Fiber only comes from plants: fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains—preferably raw.  There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble.  Soluble dissolves in water, forming a gel, and acts like a sponge in the intestine.  Insoluble fiber absorbs water but does not dissolve, has no calories, and acts like a broom to clean out the colon.

You’re probably wondering, “How do I take advantage of nature’s gift of fiber?”  The simplest formula I know is to consume 9 servings of raw fruits and vegetables of 4 different colors each day.  Your body will thank you.  In fact it’s so important to your health that fiber now has its own vocabulary.

  • Fiber Bomb – A drink or smoothie packed with fiber rich ingredients.
  • Fiberrhea – Really loose bowels from fiber overdose.
  • Fiber Deposit – You don’t want to know.
  • Fiberlicious – Fiber rich foods that taste so good.

So here’s some new suggested bumper stickers:

  • Got fiber?
  • BFF – Beneficial fabulous fiber
  • Take your favorite plants to breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


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