Flashback Friday: The Five to One Fiber Rule

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NutritionFacts .org
28 Jul 2020

A guideline is suggested for how to read food labels for packaged grain products such as bread and breakfast cereals.

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I love doing these practical day-to-day decision type videos. If you go to the grocery store and find products that fit the 5 to 1 ratio rule, please share them in a comment below. They aren’t easy to find!

Eating fiber-rich foods is more than just avoiding constipation:

-Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/dr-burkitts-f-wor
-How Fiber Lowers Cholesterol (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/how-fiber-lowers-
-Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/paleopoo-what-we-
-Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-fiber-an-effect
-Best Foods to Reduce Stroke Risk (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/best-foods-to-red

There’s this misconception that we can’t digest fiber. We can’t do it alone, but we can with a little help from our little gut flora friends. See Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/prebiotics-tendin

But that’s not to downplay all the suffering caused by constipation. Feel free to check out How Many Bowel Movements Should You Have Every Day? (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/how-many-bowel-mo and Should You Sit, Squat, or Lean During a Bowel Movement? (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/should-you-sit-sq

Isn’t this talk of fiber reductionistic? Good question! So good, in fact, that I did a whole video about it: Is the Fiber Theory Wrong? (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/is-the-fiber-theo

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