Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sugar the Bitter Truth by Dr Lustig

While taking the nutrition class, i was introduced to Dr. Lustig. I was so impressed with his 20 minute lecture, so i chose to search for more information on his research. I found the lecture link below. It is 90 minutes long but well worth the time. One of the many things, i found interesting was the need for fiber, both soluble and insoluble. The recommended amounts were between 100 and 300g/day. I thought as eating mostly raw, i would easily get that amount. I was close to 80g. Legumes and lentils are high in fiber and 1-2 servings a day bumped us over the 100g per day. What a difference this increase in fiber has been for our digestion, stools, energy level, and satiety!
The link is below.

I have also added a fiber chart for those interested.

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