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Plain Jane Fiber Loaf – with oat fibre by feeedingbrainandbody Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 4:19am Of all the popular food products, oats wins the most mentioned. Whether it be for a bowl of oatmeal, in a baked good, or in a savoury recipe…it seems to be on all the healthy living blogs I read. For a good reason.  This recipe is really no different except that it isn’t oats that are in this recipe. It is oat fibre. In case you have ... Read on »
FIBRE by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system, absorbing water. Chemically, dietary fiber consists of non-starch polysaccharides and several other plant components such as cellulose, lignin, waxes, chitins, pectins, beta-glucans, inulin and oligosaccharides. Sources of dietary fibe ... Read on »
Dietary Fibres & 6 Nutri Fibres by Niyaprakash Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:45pm What is dietary fiber? Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Unlike other food components such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn't digested by your body. Therefore, it passes virt ... Read on »
5 Easy, All Natural, High Fiber Foods To Eat for 25 Grams of Daily Recommended Fiber by Cliff S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Jun 2008 7:04pm If you know anything about health and fitness then you know 25-35 grams of fiber are the daily recommended minimum amounts for a healthy, balanced diet. However, do you know which foods are high enough in fiber to help you reach that level every day? Here is a list of 5 simple high fiber foods to choose when trying to put 25 grams of fiber in your ... Read on »
The Super Fiber that Controls Your Appetite and Blood Sugar by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:01pm Imagine eating 12 pounds of food a day -- and still staying thin and healthy. That may sound crazy, but it’s exactly what our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate for millennia! And they didn't have any obesity or chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or dementia. Of course, I wouldn't advise anyone today to eat 12 pounds of food, be ... Read on »
You Love Becks or Angelina, Your Ass Loves Fibre by Amanda Health Maven Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 11:03am Fibre is Sexy... Let's be frank, there are guys and girls you date and guys and girls you'd considering marrying if you're into that sort of commitment thing. We all know what that really means; you know that hot rough guy you'd love to go downtown with but he's only got a paying job a few times a month - we'll he's like a donut. A we ... Read on »
Benefits of Fibre in our diet by Niyaprakash Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Dec 2008 5:07pm It slows digestion and keeps blood sugar from rising quickly after a meal. This effect is so powerful that it can lower your overall blood sugar levels. Because it slows digestion, fiber also keeps you feeling full longer. It adds bulk to your food, so it makes you feel full without adding a lot of calories. One study found that over the cour ... Read on »
Fibre by pinkbarbells Posted Mon 20 Jun 2011 12:00am As I have mentioned, I track everything I eat in order to make sure that I meet my calorie and macronutrient goals. About a week ago, I noticed that my fibre intake was a bit low (~20g/day). Even though this is higher than the recommended (18g/day), I feel that it is important to have a higher intake. Emma-Leigh recommended 30-40g/day (note that ... Read on »
Fiber Can Be Bad, Are You Sure? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:18pm "Too much fibre might be harmful in some cases for some people?" Surprising? I bet you will but you are not alone! I was quite astonished when I first looked at the above statement because we are always being reminded by doctors or dieticians to take sufficient amount of fiber everyday. ... Read on »
Study finds dietary fibre is more likely to be cause of, rather than a cure for, constipation and other bowel symptoms by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 7:58am I get a sense that almost all individuals feel better for having regular, easy, complete bowel motions. Should someone be having problems in this area, the usual first-line approach is to up the intake of fibre. This can come in the form of fruits and vegetables, but many will see ‘healthy wholegrains’ such as wholemeal bread and high bran brea ... Read on »