In “The Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness”, Jordan Rubin breaks down the food groups into what we need to know most, and what we’ve missed the mark on with fad diets.
Fiber: indigestible remnants of plant cells from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, & beans
- Promotes colon health if found in low-carbohydrate, high-fiber foods (broccoli, cauliflower, soaked/sprouted seeds, nuts, grains, berries, celery, greens, & fruits)
- Not enough fiber increases time for the colon to eliminate (think glue stuck on colon walls blocking vitamin/mineral absorption)
- Soluble (oatmeal, nuts & seeds, beans apples, pears, strawberries, & blueberries
- Insoluble – reduces risk of colon cancer (whole grains, barley, brown rice, cereals, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes)
- We usually get 10 grams of fiber but should have 20 – 30 per day
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