Detox and the forgotten “F” word to lose weight.

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This is about a key addition to your diet that will make a huge difference in so many areas of your health.

Eat more fiber! You’ve probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Dietary fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Fiber comes from plants and is a carbohydrate that cannot be digested. It scrubs and sweeps and clears the digestive tract as it moves through you. With this gentle movement through your digestive tract, the fiber binds to fats and toxins and will add an even greater service to the body that just the cleaning process. Fiber can also provide many other health benefits as well, it will lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Fiber is best known to for its ability to prevent and relieve constipation. Maybe this will surprise you, the colon is not one length of pink smooth sausage, but a tunnel with folds and pockets where old waste can accumulate. Here it can quickly become a breading ground for bad bacteria. Without fibre to work the colonic muscles and stretch these folds and to clear out the old waste we can suffer form many common imbalances of the colon, such as Diverticular disease, Spastic bowel, Colitis, Ballooning, Adhesions, Mucosal dysfunction and ulceration.  I don’t know about you but I do not want to be troubled with my bowels like so many of the people I meet.

Did you know that the average person only consumes 7g of fibre a day. Well now I can tell, that because you are reading this that you are already above average. But think on, If you drink a lot of healthy juices in your day, which I must say are fantastic on many, many levels, we are still missing all of the lovely and necessary fibre from the whole fruit and vegetables.

The recommended daily allowance is 25 to 30 grams for fiber a day. We can help ourselves a lot with a few changes and additions to our daily diet.  First, I will go back to the subject of juices. When I make a juice I keep all the fibre from the juices, all the pulp from the fennel, spinach, rocket, apples, limes, celery and cucumbers. Then I make my Veggie bread and Flax crackers form it. Although I still can never eat that much of it on a daily basis. So how can anyone get a major amount of fibre into their day. Here is what I do, I also add extra fibre into my smoothies, I add in soaked seeds like flax seeds and chai seeds or I take Psyllium husk powder every morning.

I will let you into a secret too, there are two kinds of Fiber and you need both.

Soluble fiber pulls in water and forms a gel in the digestive tract. Slowing the digestion down so you stomach and intestines don’t absorb as much starch and sugars. It helps to reduce cholesterol levels over time. Some foods that contain Soluble fibre are: Apples, the soft parts of fruits, Dried beans and peas and Psyllium.

Insoluble fibre is found in the fruit skins and peel, such as apples, ble berries and grapes as well as the wonderful Psyllium. It is a natural laxative . It adds the essential bulk to your food.

The reason the Home Detox Box works so well in the cleansing program is that it adds in 50g of fibre a day, which you can easily handle and this really effectively cleans and fills your digestive tract fully. Opening the folds of the intestines allowing old waste to be removed that has been there for days, weeks, months and sometimes many years. This old waste having been cooked in your body at 37 degrees, will have festered for a long time and will have added many unnecessary toxins and poisons to your blood stream. Now is the time to clear them out.

Fiona Robertson

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