Digestion resistant carbohydrates such as cellulose, a form of fiber, that are commonly found in vegetables and plant-based foods. Bad carbs, on the other hand, are industrially produced starches and sugars that are often absorbed rapidly and overwhelm the body's capacity to handle them.
Fibre is the major component of biomass and all sorts of bacteria process it into useful substrates for higher plant and animal life. Virtually all plant eating animals and all of our domestic animals derive their major energy source from short chain fatty acids produced in the gut by bacterial fermentation of fibre.
Natural, pure, organic, clean. These marketing buzz words are vague and ambiguous, they can equally apply to good foods as to unhealthy ones and are used to market high glycaemic carbs and therefore continue to promote dangerously high consumption of sugar, flour, potatoes, corn flour and rice.
French researchers studying the link between alcohol intake and higher risk of certain hormone dependent cancers found that subjects who consumed higher amounts of dietary fiber no longer exhibited higher risk.
Live from London's International Food and Drink Event, we explain Lonjevity FiberFlour to event attendees and get their reaction to our baked goods.
Homo Sapiens appeared around 170,000 years ago and their anatomy and genetic make-up is essentially the same as modern humans of today. They lived on a vegetarian-omnivorous diet that relied on gut fibre fermentation for most energy needs. Most estimates of Paleolithic Man’s likely diet would have involved a minimum of 100 grams fibre per 1000 Calories, providing at least 20% of energy needs from short chain fatty acids.
Explanations of how high glycemic foods as well as fiber deficiency can directly influence physical activity and exercise habits and lead to a vicious cycle of increased obesity and inactivity.