The Checklist for Constipation and the Case for Dietary Fibre

Thursday 22 September 2011

Do you know what are some tell-tale signs of people lacking in dietary fibre and has constipation problem?

Here's the Checklist:
(i) Suffers from constant headache, caused by dirty, "muddy" blood flowing in their body.
(ii) Suffers from bloated tummy.
(iii) Feels lethargic. When our blood is dirty, it circulates slowly, and hence is slow in transporting oxygen and nutrients to our cells, resulting in lower energy level and tiredness.
(iv) Has bad breathe / body odour. When our colon is jammed, the toxins in our body finds other ways to exit, through our mouth and our skin pores.
(v) Facial congestion. People who have pimples / acne around their chin area are likely to suffer from constipation problem. Our skin is another avenue for toxin elimination.
(vi) Fails the stool quality test. A normal healthy stool should have the following characteristics: 
Density - float instead of sink.
Colour - golden yellow.
Shape - like a banana.
Size - 1 to 2 inch in diameter.
Smell - almost odourless.

What is dietary fibre? 
It is the portion of the plant foods that cannot be digested by our body. It is divided into 2 main components:

1) Water Soluble Fibre
This is the gel-like substance in plants such as what you see in lady's fingers and papaya as well as oats and barley.
Function: act like a sponge to absorb the excessive sodium, sugar or fats from the food we consume.
As such, it is able to prevent diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
2) Non-water Soluble Fibre
This comes mainly from green leafy vegetables like spinach, the skin of corns and tomatoes as well as wheat.
Function: promote peristaltic movement of our intestines.
Therefore, it is able to prevent constipation, piles and colon cancer.

Why is it important?
If the food we eat is not passed out after 4 to 5 hours, it would accumulate in our intestines and form stubborn plague that line our intestine walls. What happens then?
1) It would interfere with the absorption of nutrients by our small intestines and the absorption of water by our colons.
2) Bad bacteria would grow, causing the feeling of gassiness and bloated stomach condition.
3) If this condition persists, it may lead to cancerous diseases.

How much fibre is required?
On average, the dietary guideline recommendation is about 25g to 35g per day, roughly about 25 to 30 green apples with skin intact. This differs for males and females, age, and how active is the person. For details, refer to this site.

In our modern-day lifestyle, most of us are unlikely to achieve this requirement from our daily diet. And hence, a good fibre supplement is extremely important to meet that objective. 

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