Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Soluble Fiber

So how does this work? I eat soluble fiber, which forms a gel which scrubs the bile your intestines, which in turn lowers your LDL somehow? What?
Is that right? Well, here's how to get a gram or more of soluble fiber.
The soluble fiber all-stars: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal (4 grams); any legume, especially lima beans (3.5 grams) and navy beans (3 grams); brussels sprouts (3 grams) and finally ground psyllium seeds, with a whopping 5 grams of soluble fiber per tablespoon.
I must say: I hate lima beans. There doesn't seem to be any information on fava beans. Too bad, because I would eat Egypian falafels every day...

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