Research is teaching us that simple changes in our diet can lead to profound changes in our health—add more fiber, probiotics and berries to your meals.
Anderson et al. (2007) and Ghanim et al. (2009) found a high fat, high carbohydrate meal induced postprandial plasma LPS elevation which is causative for endotoxemia.
Endotoxemia is characterized by a nasty elevation of inflammatory cytokines, transcription molecules and other inflammatory markers—i.e. increases in TNF-alpha, IL-6, Nuclear Factor kappa B, CRP, TLP-4—all part of the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.
These same increases were totally absent after a meal rich in fiber and fruit was initiated.
Anderson et al. (2007). Innate immunity modulates adipokines in humans. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 92, 2272-2279.
Ghanim et al. (2009). Increase in plasma endotoxin concentrations and the expression of toll-like receptors and suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 in mononuclear cells after a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal: implications for insulin resistance. Diabetes Care, 32, 2281-2287.
For breakfast add one generous tablespoon of each: the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Energy Sustain, add fresh or frozen organic berries, and other healthy items you cherish blend and enjoy. You may add more fiber from both products, but start with one tablespoon!
The Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic is such a wonderful source of soluble and insoluble fibers and of course its high levels of pedigreed probiotic organisms to support the healing of the GI tract membrane.
The Energy Sustain provides powerful seeds and one grain (all gluten free and organic) adding to our diet more soluble and insoluble fibers along with vitamins, mineral, proteins, essential fat and complex carbs. All providing the base for a healthy meal with a low glycemic load.
The Last Quiz Answer:
The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is Madagascar’s largest carnivorous mammal. They are six feet in length, with half of it being their three foot tail.
Which family do they belong to: cat, dog or mongoose? They are of the mongoose family. Lemurs are their preferred food, but they also eat small mammals, fish, lizards, birds, frogs and insects.
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