Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fiber, grains, and the morning constitution.


I have been told many times since posting Aunt Ann's granola recipe that it is amazing for keeping my dear readers regular.  All it  takes is one batch and people that have been constipated for long periods of time tell me that is not the case any longer.

The recipe is all about natural ingredients, nice flavor not too sweet, and the real star of the recipe is the fiber.  Since the recipe is homemade I'm not sure the amount of fiber.  If you have tried the recipe you know this granola fills you up and keeps the pipes clean in the most delightful way.
We should get 30grams of fiber per day according to Dr. Rodier.  He has an enlightening talk with Chris on toxicity, leaky gut, water benefits, and fiber.   Dr. Rodier has a talent for helping us understand why it is necessary to reform our diets enabling wellness to be a part of everyday. 

Allow me to give you a quick rundown on fiber.  First insoluble fiber is the type of fiber that promotes the waste through your intestines and increases bulk so you have an easier time eliminating. Nothing quite so good is a nice poo in the morning.  This type of fiber can be found in whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts and many vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. Studies show it can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium.

Here is the short checklist on fiber.
  • It helps maintain bowel integrity and health
  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • Reduces toxicity
  • Has been shown to help with weight loss, by making you feel full longer.
I am amazed at the amount of people that take prescription medicine every day.   Many of my friends have been on prescriptions for years.  Most of those friends have eating and drinking habits that promote illness the exact things Dr. Rodier warns against in his interview.
On the other hand I get phone calls from customers that are in their 70-80’s that take supplements and no prescriptions, I have often wondered is it luck, good genes, or are they making a difference with their lifestyle?  I don’t know.
Do you need motivation to make a change or two?  Do yourself a favor, take some time to listen to Dr. Rodier explain how to take control of your health.  Chris is a wonderful interviewer.

Namaste,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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