Fiber

Reblog: Is Processed Fructose a Poison?

What is a poison? Well, interestingly, there are different theories as to what makes something a poison. But most of them go something like this: "A dangerous chemical, natural or unnatural, enters the blood through the skin, gut or lungs and travels to the liver, the primary organ of detoxification." The liver attempts to “detoxify” the chemical creating metabolites — sometimes the metabolites are less toxic and sometimes they’re not — in order to excrete the chemical and any remnants of it out of the body. So for us to believe that fructose is a poison, it needs to follow, in ...
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Reblog: Carb Cycling: A Beginner’s Guide

Nutrition trends come and go in waves. First, we were scared of eating too much fat. Then the conversation started to shift, and we started demonizing carbs.In a way, our fear of carbs makes sense. Carbohydrates make up a large portion of your daily calories, and eating too much of the not-so-great kind, like sugary drinks, white bread, and cookies, can be problematic if you’re looking to lose weight or just get healthier.So you might choose to cut out carbs altogether, but that type of restriction isn’t entirely necessary. Eating the right kind of carbs, like oats and brown rice, provides y...
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Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds
Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. They originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Fun Facts about Flax Seeds Flaxseeds are high in: Vitamins and minerals - High in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese Fiber - Flaxseeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibers Phytochemicals - They have many powerful antioxidants such as lignans Omega-3 fatty acids - Flaxseed is a mega-source of the plant version o...
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