Feeling the Benefits of Fiber

Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that consists of cellulose, pectin, gum, mucilage, hemicellulose, and lignin. You don’t completely digest and absorb fiber, because you don’t have the enzymes required to disassemble it. For that reason, fiber accounts for less than the four Calories per gram of other carbohydrates. Fiber helps you maintain an ideal weight by absorbing […]

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Feeding Your Probiotic Microbes

Trillions of organisms live in your digestive tract. These microorganisms are sometimes called intestinal flora, gut flora, or gut microflora, but the vast majority of them aren’t really flora in the sense of being plants, so I refer to them as microbes. In any case, these little critters are so important to your health and […]