Fiber for your Gut

What is Fiber?

Fiber gives plants structure and is indigestible by humans. Because it is not digestible, it does not add calories. Fiber is found only in plant foods, but not just in whole grains. It also is in fruits, vegetables, dry beans, and nuts. Fiber is not found in animal products, such as milk, cheese, fish, poultry, or meat.

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Dodging Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine-disruptive chemicals can end up in our food and drinks since they are used in food processing packaging and equipment. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with thyroid hormone, estrogen, testosterone, insulin, or other hormones. Even at very low levels these disruptors can turn on, off, or alter the signals that the hormones send throughout our bodies. Continue reading