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here in england there is a massive campaign on tv to get people to eat healthy diets. it is fronted by top chefs jamie oliver, gordon ramsey and hugh fernly whittingstall. they were talking today about fibre and that we need lots of fibre espeically from vegetables.<br><br>
so what is the truth? i've been reading here about how vegetables are quite difficult to digest especailly raw. juicing makes me feel great energysise but i'm not getting the fibre and i've been finding my stools are harder (sorry for tmi!).<br>
the nutrionist on the show was saying that vegetables ferment in the gut and help the bowel to move waste along.<br><br>
anyway i seem to remeber somebody mentioning that fibre wasn't necessarily good for us. anybody know more about this?
 

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Well, as you know I was huge into fiber for years and it made me miserable. I think if you go low fiber you HAVE to also go high fat (which is how I eat...HIGH raw fat) Fat is what lubricates the intestinal tract (amongst other things) and helps move things along. I don't know what your diet is like on a daily basis but I can imagine if you weren't getting the fats that you'd have an issue with low fiber.<br><br>
Re: fiber in general? I don't know. Everything I have ever read says high fiber from veggies is the way to go (not just mainstream junk either) Everyone seems to say fiber is good. Only a couple dissent and of those couple some are just anti fiber from grains and supplements, not veggies.<br><br>
Like anything there are a million experts that have opinions and books to peddle. Ultimately it's a journey and you need to do what is best for your body. If the way you are eating feels wrong then you have more searching to do. Sorry that wasn't more concrete. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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What about high fiber AND high fat. I currently do veggie juices (mostly celery, parsley, and carrot or cucumber. I also eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. In addition, I will eat raw eggs, some occasional raw goat cheese, coconut oil, and very rare meat. So, there you have it, lots of fiber, lots of fat. I feel pretty good, but it hard to guage with having this lovely lyme disease. I guess I should mostly be basing it on how I feel, right?? The fiber thing has been on my mind for a few days, too.<br><br>
Jamie<br><br>
ETA - almost no grains, occasionally, very occasionally some rice or some starch such as baked potato.
 

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that book sounds interesting - i'll have to check it out!<br>
i agree it is all a journey, i'm still very much at the figuring it out stage. today i had some cooked cabbage and carrots instead of just having green juiced vegetables and i think it helped with my movements! so i guess i'm needing a little bit of fibre can't really eat raw whole vegetables because i get gut ache so i think i'll stick to some cooked ones and see how it goes.<br><br>
my fat intake is going up dramatically this week with all the raw dairy i've suddenly started to eat so i'm excited to see how that will help. i'm feeling better already for increasing full fat dairy.
 
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