Tag: fiber

Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?

“Should We Take EPA and DHA Omega-3 For Our Heart?” According to two of perhaps the most credible nutrition authorities, the World Health Organization and the European Food Safety Authority, we should get at least a half a percent of our calories from the essential short chain omega 3 ALA, which is easy, just like…


How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest,…


Gut Microbiome – Strike It Rich With Whole Grains

“Gut Microbiome — Strike It Rich With Whole Grains” Yes, we live in a so-called obesogenic environment, cheap junk food everywhere, thanks in part to subsidies going to the “food industrial complex,” which manufactures obesogenic foods that foster addiction. The root causes may make obesity difficult to escape, but, look, a lot of people do….


Diet and Hiatal Hernia

“Diet and Hiatal Hernia” In terms of preventing acid reflux heartburn, I’ve talked about how high fat meals cause dramatically more acid exposure in the esophagus in the hours after a meal, but why does high fiber intake decrease the risk? One typically thinks of fiber helping out much lower in the digestive tract. A…


Beans and the Second Meal Effect

“Beans and the Second Meal Effect” We’ve known for decades that beans have an exceptionally low glycemic index. You give someone cooked beans, peas, or lentils, and you don’t even get half the blood sugar spike you get with the same amount of carbs in the form of bread, pasta, or potatoes. So, if you’re…


Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber

“Juicing Removes More Than Just Fiber” Studies like this, in which Harvard researchers found the consumption of whole fruits such as blueberries, grapes, and apples was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater fruit juice consumption was associated with a higher risk, highlight the dramatic difference between eating whole fruits…


Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Self

“Gut Dysbiosis – Starving Our Microbial Self” For many years, it was believed that the main function of the large intestine was to just absorb water and dispose of waste, but nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body, and that…


The Diet of a Champion Female Bodybuilder

For me at the moment my body fat percent is just under 10%. I mean, I wanna get that down to about 3%, ready for show day and I’m really pleased, I’m really pleased, I put on some good muscle and the definition is coming through already. And I haven’t started dieting yet. The food…


Which Seaweed Is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?

unfortunately as the traditional diets of Eastasia westernize their breast cancer rates have risen which some have linked to a quadrupling of animal product consumption this is the breast cancer rate of Japanese women in Japan if they emigrate to the United States within ten years they’re up to here and if they hang around…


The Safety of Heme vs. Nonheme Iron

“The Safety of Heme vs. Non-Heme Iron” It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating meat-free diets tend to…