Only in recent years have we begun to understand fiber and the important role it plays in preserving our health. Researchers have observed that the fashionable, highly refined diet of the West that has become so popular over the years is often lacking in this necessary element.
Choosing a good diet can be very confusing. Much too often we encounter this person promoting one type of diet, another person another diet, this magazine heralding this weight loss diet plan, that researcher proclaiming his diet is the best, one diet plan calling for only protein and fat, another telling you to only drink shakes.
Have you noticed lately that there’s been more and more in the news about the importance of fiber in our diets? It seems like everywhere I look there are new high fiber foods (processed junk foods) that are hitting the grocer’s shelves or being touted on television ads as being good for you and your waistline simply because they are full of fiber.