Why the high fiber diet works

Scientists have known for over two decades that a high fiber diet helps protect you against obesity and diabetes. Until recently, they did not know why. The real mechanism between optimal health and high fiber foods is in the ability of the intestinal flora of the intestines to produce glucose between meals. Most fruit and vegetables are rich in fermentable fibers that cannot be digested, but are instead fermented by intestinal bacteria to turn them into short-chain fatty acids. These byproducts of fermentation are then assimilated by the body. This is how the intestines synthesize sugar and release it into the blood stream between meals and through the night. Without enough fiber in the diet, there is an increased sensation of hunger, energy expenditure becomes limited and the liver produces more glucose.

This could explain the midnight snacker.

This could explain the midnight snacker.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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