Life Enthusiast Newsletter 019
Find out all the good things fiber can do for you…
One thing’s for sure… most of us don’t even come close to getting the recommended 20-35 grams a day (for healthy adults). Statistics say most of us eat maybe 15 grams a day – not even close. And that’s why so many serious health issues are on the rise – namely cancer.
Are you one of the majority that don’t exactly load their plates up with vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans? You sure don’t find them in fast food meals.
Americans are definitely eating more prepared and processed foods. Consumption of food prepared away from home increased from 18% of our total calories, to 32% of total calories between 1977 and 1996. All this eating out has more calories and fat per meal than home-prepared foods, and less fiber too.
How Fiber Works
Fiber particles are like tiny sponges that absorb water, toxins and cholesterol, then carry them away from your intestinal lining and out of your body. This helps keep your gut clean of toxic sludge, harmful yeast, bacteria and parasites, so that you can absorb nutrients efficiently – and you really need that to be healthy!
Benefits from Adequate Fiber in Your Diet…
Regular cleansing with fiber prevents most health challenges!
Enhanced Waste Elimination
Optimal intestinal and lymphatic cleansing.
Binds toxins for elimination to reduce symptoms of industrial-age toxic load.
Lower cholesterol and better circulation.
Energized Immune System
Fewer colds and infections with shorter duration.
Reduce or even eliminate allergic reactions.
Loss of fat and inches for better body shape.
Steady blood sugar levels.
Economical – Fiber makes you feel fuller sooner, so you eat less.
Fiber slows the absorption of fats and sugars so you have more sustained energy â€“ better endurance – rather than sugar-rushes and cravings that lead to overeating, fat storage and body bulges.
When You Don’t Get Enough Fiber…
Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Fissures
Fiber is particularly beneficial for pushing out waste.
When you don’t consume enough Fiber, the food you eat can sit in your digestive tract for too long – days and days. As this toxic waste builds up, your stools become dry and difficult to pass. The extra strain to push out dry stools can lead to painful hemorrhoids and fissures.
Adequate Elimination Strengthens Your Immune System
When waste sits for too long in your digestive tract, your immune system is kept busy fighting the toxins instead of keeping you healthy. You will have more colds, flus, infections and other diseases, instead of healing and vital health.
High-fiber diets help keep your weight in check.
Fibrous foods take longer to chew and digest so you feel full for longer and less likely to overindulge during a meal. They are also generally lower in calories than heavily processed foods. Processed foods, in contrast, tend to be low in fiber (and nutrients), and high in calories – typically leaving you feeling hungry shortly after eating. That makes you more likely to grab an extra snack, get a second helping or go overboard during your next meal. Eventually, all the extra calories contribute to weight gain.
When you don’t consume enough fiber, particularly soluble fiber, your LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) level tends to skyrocket, causing build up on arterial walls, hardening your arteries and increasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Soluble fiber – the type of fiber found primarily in oats and fruits – binds with bile acids and helps excrete LDL through your stools (Colorado State University Extension website).
High Blood Sugar
As soluble fiber travels through your digestive tract, it swells when it comes into contact with moisture. The resulting gel-like substance slows digestion of nutrients, including sugar, which can be particularly beneficial if you have Type 2 diabetes. When your fiber intake is lacking, you might have a harder time managing your blood sugar, resulting in dangerously high blood glucose levels. Chronic high blood glucose can permanently damage vital organs, nerves and blood vessels.
Important to Know… Fiber NEEDS WATER
Fiber must have abundant amounts of water (preferably Energized Water) to activate its incredible benefits. Water alone or fiber alone, don’t do enough.
Substantial amounts of both Fiber and Water are necessary to activate the process.
You must consume adequate fiber every day, to improve the length and quality of your life.
As we’ve said before, to maintain or regain your health,
there are two essential things that your body must do very well
1. Absorb Adequate Nutrition
2. Eliminate Waste Effectively
Adequate Fiber Intake Facilitates Both!
The reason I am repeating these two health basics is to drive the point home – they are critically important to everyone, especially if you have any health challenges. But they are just as critical for healthy people who want to stay that way.
Improving your digestion will enhance your nutrient absorption and waste elimination, thereby energizing your immune system for overall increased health, vitality and healing.
When your body does these two things efficiently, all aspects of your health improve – everything from normalizing your weight and blood sugar, to improving your immune system that fights off colds and other infections. Even more impressive, research shows that adequate fiber intake may reverse or guard against colon cancer by accelerating the elimination of cancer-causing toxins.
That is right… with more Fiber, every aspect of your health will improve.
Two EASY Ways to Get More Fiber…
Our ancestors believed the old proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but they probably didn’t understand why. Nutritional scientists have researched evidence verifying that apples are good for our health.
Apple Fiber is the “bridgework” holding the apple’s liquid in the shape of an apple. Its tough, mineral-rich, sponge-like and gel-like qualities survive your digestion to perform indispensable services in your lower digestive tract.
Easy to use, just add to juice or enrich a nutritious shake. Also delicious in bread and baked goods, and a healthy addition to hot or cold cereals.
Extracted with minimal processing. The peel and dried apple pulp are included, rich in soluble and insoluble apple fibers, with all the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants retained.
Lignans are a group of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) which are found in seeds, grains and vegetables. The flax seed is by far nature’s richest source of plant lignans.
Organic concentrate of flax hull lignans that are an excellent source of Fiber and other nutrients…
- Anti-Viral, Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Parasitic
- Prebiotic for Healthy Bacteria
- Essential Fats
Other sources of lignans (such as rye, buckwheat, millet, soya, and barley) contain 2-6 micrograms of lignans per gram (mcg/g) of grain. Flax seeds yield 800 mg/g with the highest concentration in the flax hull.
One half tablespoon of Lignan Gold is equal to:
- 12 pounds of whole flax seed
- 4856 pounds of oatmeal
- 184 pounds of soybeans
To learn more, please read this article “SDG Flax Hull Lignans Research“.
Fiber helps all your body systems to run more efficiently.
Thanks to the fiber’s efficient removal of toxins,
you’ll see a trimmer body shape and radiant beauty from the inside out.