Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?

Are you getting enough fibre in your diet?
by Louise Levesque

Fiber encompasses an array of substances indigestible by the human intestine, whereas proteins, fats and carbohydrates are almost entirely absorbed in the small intestine. Dietary fibre consists of insoluble and soluble components.

Insoluble fiber is found in fruits and vegetables. It forms the tough, chewy texture of foods like wheat kernels, nuts and popcorn and is found mainly in the cell walls in the form of strands that give support to plant tissue.

Soluble fibers are found in grains and legumes and give the mushy texture to certain cereals. Soluble fibres can draw water to themselves (hydrophilic) and form jelly-like masses that act partially as solids and are readily fermented by intestinal bacteria. Soluble fibres help reduce bowel transit time and have a lubricating effect on intestine.

Grains, fruits and vegetables such as oat bran, barley, corn,sweet potatoes, cauliflower,cabbage,green peas, apples, oranges,pears,raisins,spinach,brocolli and carrots are rich in soluble fibre.

Soluble fibres may help to reduce cholesterol levels by preventing the reabsorption of bile acids from the small intestine. To replace the lost bile acids, cholesterol is drawn from the body, thereby reducing its cholesterol supply. Second, the fermentation process in the intestine produces short-chain fatty acids that block the synthesis of cholesterol.

The Canadian Food Guide recommends 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day while the U.S Dietary guidelines recommend 2-4 servings of fruits and 5-7 servings of vegetables per day.

The problem? Most people are simply not getting enough fibre in their diet which can lead to some serious health problems. According to the American Journal of Cardiology, a supplemental 15 grams of fiber a day may significantly lower cholesterol levels in both men and women.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)has approved a health claim that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and grain products that contain some types of dietary fibre may reduce the risk of a heart attack.

What if you found a nutritionally based product that could help you:

    . Add at least an extra 12g of dietary fibre per day (2 packs) and help support a healthy cholesterol level.

    . Supports cardiovascular health without side-effects.

    . Promote healthy blood sugar level and reduce the risk of diabetes.

    . The only known side-effect........weight loss.

Introducing.......Bioslife2....which features a proprietary matrix of fibers and holds two US patents for the Method and Composition of Serum cholesterol.

You can order this product, called Bioslife2 by clicking here: and clicking on "Rexall Products" then enter product item # 6110 in the product search area.

A clinical study on this product published in the New England Journal of Medicine May/2000 showed that high intake fibre- 50 grams, improves glycemic control, decreases hyperinsulinemia, and lowers plasma lipid concentrates in patients with type 2 Diabetes.

You can read the abstract by clicking here: then click on "Search this Site" and enter "dietary fibre," scroll down and click on "Fibre Abstract" and see the study entitled "The Clinical Impact of Fiber Supplementation for the Reduction of Postprandial Blood Glucose and Risk Reduction of Complications from Diabetes." You can also click below this on "Fibre" for more information.

Is it possible that Bioslife2 could be the natural answer to side-effects ridden prescription medication for cholesterol reduction or diabetes prevention or control?


1) Haack v.S; Chesters J.G; Vollendorf N.W; Story J.A.
"Increasing amounts of dietary fiber provided by foods normalizes physiologic response of the large bowel without altering calcium balance or fecal steroid excretion. Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison,53706. Nutr.1998 Sept;68:3,615-22.

Djousse L; Ellison R.c; Zhang Y.
"relation between dietary fibre consumption and fibrinogen and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1: Boston University School of Medicine,Am.J.Clin.Nutr;1998 Sept;68:3,568-75

Disclaimer: Please note that the above information is not designed to be construed as medical information. Always check with your family physician when you are changing medication.


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