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NY Times: "Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why."

NY Times: "Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why."

"Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment." A New Year's Day article by Carl Zimmer in the NY Times discusses some of the recent findings about fiber from researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.  Fiber is Key in Mammalian HealthThis NY Times article reports on research findings from Dr. Fredrik Backed, a biologist at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Others from the gut health field weighed in also, including Dr. Justin Sonnenburg of Stanford University, co-author of The Good Gut. And Andrew Gewirtz of Georgia State University whose team carried out research on the...

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Prebiotics and Disease Prevention – #5 of 5

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Prebiotics and Disease Prevention – #5 of 5

Prevention – Many of the diseases we all worry about most, take a long time before they are detectable. One of the best lessons for all of us, is to make a daily effort to prevent diseases and the effects of age, by paying attention to our diets. Not only the things to avoid, but also the things that our bodies need, in order to perform at optimum health. Prebiotic fibers should be included on that list. Omega-3 and AntioxidantsThe flax in ProBiotein provides omega-3 fatty acids, which have been credited with helping to maintain a healthy heart, reducing harmful cholesterol,...

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Prebiotics and Your Immune Defenses – #4 of 5

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Prebiotics and Your Immune Defenses – #4 of 5

Immune System – Your gut is more than just a processing system for food and dietary waste. It’s the primary location in your body for the daily prevention of, resistance to, and recovery from illness. From avoiding colds and flu, to preventing serious long-term diseases, your GI tract plays a key role. And your 3 built-in immune systems provide the protection: the physical, innate and adaptive. Physical SystemPathogenic invaders usually enter your system through your mouth. Your physical system includes the mucous layers on the walls of your digestive system. They keep pathogens from coming into contact with the epithelial cells...

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Prebiotics, ProBiotein and Your Digestion – #3 of 5

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Prebiotics, ProBiotein and Your Digestion – #3 of 5

Prebiotics Are Plant Fibers – Prebiotics are plant fibers found in the food you eat. Many plants have them, but rarely in high amounts. And the plants that have the most (in order) – chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion greens, garlic, leeks, onions, asparagus, wheat bran and banana – may not be showing up on your plate very often. Fiber in FoodGenerally, most people don't get enough fiber. Ideally, if your diet is high in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, it can provide sufficient levels of fiber to feed your digestive tract’s probiotic bacteria properly. If your bacteria thrive, they can...

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Prebiotics and Probiotics – #2 of 5

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Prebiotics and Probiotics – #2 of 5

Prebiotics Feed Probiotics – Confused about prebiotics and probiotics? You're not alone. The names are almost identical, but they're very different things. Here's a simple explanation:1. Prebiotics are plant food fibers that you eat2. Probiotics are good bacteria that live inside youBoth are the subject of intensive study right now. And the more we learn, the more we discover that both are important to your health, starting at birth. Sources of PrebioticsPrebiotics are plant fibers. Almost all plants have some prebiotic fibers, though most have only small amounts. The most plentiful sources are, in order: chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion greens, garlic,...

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