Did you know that constipation has become the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States? Sixty million Americans suffer from chronic constipation.
Diets strong in whole plant foods give more regularity! See references below for scientific research.
Fiber is the key to regularity. Our simple recipe is the combination fiber with the Be Regular and one of our probiotic. Today we’ll discuss the Beta Glucan, which has probiotic and added fiber.
Take two heaping tablespoons of our Be Regular, (containing whole seeds of organic quinoa, amaranth, chia, buckwheat and millet). Add to the Be Regular a heaping tablespoon of Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic, with oat bran (99.99% gluten free and 10% of which is oat brans soluble beta glucan fibers), organic whole red beet root, inulin soluble fiber (organic chicory root), and probiotics (5 pedigreed lactic acid bacteria).
Stir into a large glass of water or juice; they mix easily and have a nice mild taste. Plus, Be Regular and Beta Glucan Synbiotic work beautifully in a smoothie, giving body, thickness and a low glycemic load value to the overall drink—even when a variety of berries are added.
For further discussion see Clinical Notes below.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
- Balasegarm M, Burkitt D.P. (1976) Stool Characteristics and Western Diseases. The Lancet;307(7951):p152.
- Sanjoaquin et al. (2004) Nutrition and lifestyle in relation to bowel movement frequency: a cross-sectional study of 20,630 men and women in EPIC- Oxford. Public Health Nutr; 7(1):77-83
- Bianchi et al. (2010) Ability of a high-total antioxidant capacity diet to increase stool weight and bowel antioxidant status in human subjects. British Journal of Nutrition;104:1500-1507
Fiber is what causes bulky stools and fiber is found only in whole plant foods. But research is increasingly showing, as Bianchi’s (2010) study did, that higher antioxidant foods such as berries bring also increases the stool size. Berries besides being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hormetic (hormone-like) in their action, they are also a good prebiotic and enable the good bacteria to grow, further increasing the bulk of the stool.
Enjoy your smoothie!