Originally Posted by leila1213
That was really interesting. But, I'm a little confused. I thought if your body was unable to properly digest a certain food, say for example cheerios, it sits in your intestine and rots for awhile. This is what causes damage to your intestinal wall and how we develop a leaky gut and get bad things like yeast to run rampade in our system. And, this is why we should stay away from foods that our bodies' have a hard time digesting. Am I missing something? The NPR clip made it sound like if we don't have the right flora to digest a cheerio, the cheerio passes through and goes on it's merry way, no harm done.
Sorry, this was a little OT.
But, I do think consuming the *right* kinds of fats is essential to our health. DH is MUCH healthier since I convinced him to stop eating so many grains and up his fat intake (weight stayed about the same). I can't speak from personal experience about whether it helped me loose weight or not, because I have always been around the same weight (110 lbs, 5'4") and had always had really good cholestral levels (almost a one to one ratio of "good" fat and "bad" fat).