At the risk of sounding like a broken record — there are so many problems with the standard American diet that sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Too much sugar and refined carbohydrates… nowhere near enough fresh fruit and vegetables… and let’s not forget the ultra-processed food.
So is it any surprise that one of the biggest threats to your life that you face today is a lack of dietary fiber?
While it’s not exactly shocking news that Americans need more fiber, what’s especially interesting is the reason why… 70 to 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut. So cultivating a healthy balance of intestinal flora truly is the first step to achieving optimum health — and avoiding serious disease.
Fiber from carbohydrates is what feeds gut bacteria in humans — so a stomach that’s full of fiber is full of the good guys that feed on it.…This post was originally published on this site