Fiber for Healing & Rebuilding

This morning I came across this article, detailing further research to support the importance of fiber to a strong microbiome and overall health and wellness. I really think fiber played a huge role in my healing and recovery. Obviously, after infection, you need to build up slowly. Women should aim for about 25 grams of fiber per day, while men should target about 38 grams. And that may be hard to get early in healing the gut since many foods are hard to tolerate by an inflamed gut. I strongly believe in getting nutrients from real, whole foods. It’s the best way. But I did use a fiber supplement as I began my recovery. Today I can get the daily recommended amount or more by lunch thanks to overnight oats bran with chia seeds & strawberries at breakfast and lentils with veggies or modified guaca-tuna salad at lunch. 🙂

Key points:

➡️ “Researchers used a mouse model to determine the key dietary factors affecting gut microbiome and how they contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes. Mice were fed varying levels of low-fiber, high-fat diets which changed their gut microbiome.”

➡️ “What we have shown is that by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and lowering the amount of fat, you work on two very important components that will improve your health.” –André Marette, PhD, Laval University, Canada

Examples of high fiber foods (per Dr. Mark Hyman):

■ Avocados
■ Beans
■ Berries
■ Broccoli
■ Brussels sprouts
■ Cabbage
■ Celery
■Cucumber
■ Figs
■ Kale
■ Lentils
■ Nuts and seeds, especially sprouted
■ Olives and olive oil
■ Pumpkin
■ Spinach
■ Strawberries

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