Prebiotics the new better probiotics

Prebiotics

Here is something i had read about but did not really pay attention until lately

from wikipedia Prebiotic

Nutrition
Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth and/or activity of advantageous bacteria that colonize the large bowel by acting as substrate for them

Roberfroid offered a refined definition in the March 2007 Journal of Nutrition stating:

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Cashews!

cashews

I still have not seen “Fed Up” the movie but understanding the philosophy i’m looking at everything I eat.  My good friend Jeanne started an Facebook group where a bunch of us are sharing recipes, info and supporting each other to eat more healthy.
I had my first port stint appointment with my cardiologist. I was proud of my good behavior but I did tell him to take the heart healthy low fat and shove it but in the nicest way possible. Citing food from the hospital list that they gave me to eat I told him I doubted that peanut butter and jelly on white bread was hardly heart healthy and that most of the foods on the menu  were heart unhealthy.I told him I was going to eat whole foods and lots of fruits and veggies. Nothing from a can. “Like a Mediterranean diet” yes like that sort of us (mixing in some of Nordic diet- eating root veggies and joining an organic food coop to eat whats seasonal.  Just skipping the reindeer!)

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