Category Archives: Fibre

Dietary Fibre: Old Versus New Wisdom

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Dietary Phytate Inhibits Iron Absorption

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Replacing Soft Drinks with Fruit

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Bad Science Watch: More Confused Scientists

It is understandable that the general public sometimes confuses the term ‘association’ with ‘cause and effect’. Afterall, the standard of journalism is deteriorating, and often the difference between these terms is not understood by the science writers who provide the … Continue reading

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Flaxseed and Cholesterol Levels

Evidence suggests that a number of foods are able to lower plasma cholesterol levels to a similar degree as cholesterol medication. In many cases, the effects of the foods are superior to the statins, the current gold standard in cholesterol … Continue reading

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Fibre and Antioxidants: Protective of Gut Cancer?

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Do High Fruit Diets Make You Live Longer

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Fibre May Protect From Stroke

Fibre is considered by many to be an essential dietary component. When starch is present in the diet, the absence of dietary fibre has been shown to cause detrimental glycaemic effects, and these effects in turn may cause insulin resistance. … Continue reading

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Do Grasses Protect From Environmental Toxins?

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Oats Lower Cholesterol: Beta-Glucans

Fibre was once considered little more than roughage for the gastrointestinal tract. However, advances in nutritional science has shown fibre to be a complex and heterogeneous group of compounds with diverse effects. Many studies have investigated the effects of various … Continue reading

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