What a hot day it is here in Pennsylvania, we do not get many of these so I'll take it! :-)
As some of you know I have been spending a good deal of time working on an organic garden here at my home. We are growing healthy foods chemical and pesticide free.
Vegetables and fruits grown fresh are hard to beat. They supply the vitamins and fiber you need naturally.
I have written extensively on the role vitamins play, but I have not really spent much time (up to this point of course) on how very important fiber is for you.
It's so often overlooked, while it can be the difference in having a lifetime of good health or battling some of the nastiest diseases know to man.
Daily Fiber Makes The Difference For You and Your Skin
Adding fiber to the diet can lower blood pressure, solve a myriad of digestion ills, stomp out yeast infections, and reduce cancer risks up to 50 in many people.
It can even help clear your skin, yes that's right! Many of you who are keeping your skin clear with my natural approaches are taking probiotic supplements I recommend to re-balance the digestive tract and support the immune system.
Fiber helps insure things are moving along well in your digestive system taking 12 hours or less to complete the cycle.
When food sits in the body over that amount of time a nasty thing happens. To put it bluntly, it begins to putrefy and rot. I know I'm not being pretty here and I don't mean to be.
Imagine the kinds of poisons that begin to form inside your body when this happens?
Lack of fiber causes digestive slowness disruption that leads to all kinds of diseases. It has been linked to glandular diseases and is widely known to promote yeast overgrowth in the lower intestines.
I work with hundreds of clients each year on this issue alone. It is almost always the culprit in adult acne and even in teens and young adults it can cause all kinds of skin sensitivity and issues.
So if keeping yeast at a minimum is one of the most important steps you can take for skin and overall health, then fiber is the key to getting this done.
How important? Well, people have gotten sepsis (blood poisoning) in as little as a week of no bowel movement and died from it. Do your own research on this and you will be shocked at how common this is.
Fiber is one of the easiest things to get in your diet. I do not usually recommend artificial fiber preparations because they usually contain tons of excess sugar as an added ingredient which yeast loves. This kind of defeats the purpose of adding the fiber to your diet in the first place.
How Much Fiber Should You Get Each Day?
There is no FDA recommendation for fiber but medical science says 20-35 grams per day. In some cases more may be appropriate.
The rule of thumb is to eat enough to get good results (things moving along regularly with at least one bowel movement every 24 hours), but not so much it creates bloating. 25 grams per day should work for most people.
The average amount of fiber individuals consume in industrialized nations is a very low 10-15 grams. No wonder we have some many yucky feeling cranky people these days! :-)
I have seen the suffering and devastation of digestive disorders such as colon cancer (my great grandfather died from it) and diverticulitis has caused in my own family.
Then, there are all my clients who have candida yeast infections from diets low in fiber and high in refined sugar. Fiber is the missing link that can help heal in many of our most common maladies today.
On my Facebook fan page Mico Cadiogan asked the other day which foods are highest in fiber, so I am listing them for you here:
Highest Fiber Vegetables
- Brussels sprouts
- Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans
- Greens -- collards, kale, turnip greens
- Lima beans
- Pumpkin, canned
- Peas -- black-eyed peas, green peas
- Sweet Potatoes
Highest Fiber Fruits
- Berries -- Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, etc.
- Dried Fruits -- Figs, Raisins, Apricots, Dates, etc.
Check labels for how many grams of fiber a food contains or use this great tool from the National Fiber Council:
As you can see, ensuring you get enough fiber should be high on your health priority list. I can go on and on about its benefits and the dangers of a lifestyle if you don't get enough, but I think you get the message here.
Look at how much fiber you are getting and adjust accordingly!
I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today, so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking.
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Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."