It has been proven that a high fibre diet may result in lower risks for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and diverticular disease.
Fibre can also lower blood sugar, cut cholesterol, may even prevent colon cancer in some people and help you avoid hemorrhoids.
Females should be eating about 25 grams a day of fibre rich wholefoods and men at least 35 to 40, but the average person gets just 15 grams a day.
Dietary fibre, also known as roughage or bulk, comprises the parts of plant based foods that the body doesn’t absorb, instead it passes largely intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of the body thereby resulting in the normalization of bowel movements and maintenance of bowel health.
- My daughter who has some behavioral issues, as well as allergies and persistent sore throat. We took her off all dairy and she became a different person in 3 days. Her mood and attitude changed overnight. The underlying health problem was a wheat intolerance and she reacts badly to sugary foods. Once we eliminated dairy, refined sugar and gluten in her diet and she slept better and her general health started to improve immediately. After some lengthy trial and error we identified the wheat intolerance and sugar sensitivity. She is fine with dairy now but we try to keep dairy and processed sugars down to sensible quantities. The CocoRoselle range is a must in my pantry.
- I use the CocoRoselle coconut sugar mainly for sweetening my tea and cooking Asian food. Was concerned about sugar, dislike the after taste of stevia. Raw honey was certainly more natural, but still high glycemic.
- Coconut flour is lower in carbs, gluten free, non-allergenic, and bakes very nicely in muffin/bread recipes. I have only begun to experiment, and have baked mini-pumpkin bread loaves with much success.