Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kashi U Cereal

Really tasty and healthy. Some high fiber cereals kinda taste like wood, but this one is really tasty. Gets a little soggy in the milk, but overall holds its crunch well.
There's tasty black currents, walnuts and oat clusters.
Best part it has 7 grams of fiber, (2gs soluable, 5 gs insoluable)

Some fiber Facts via

Insoluble Fiber

Functions of Insoluble Fiber

-move bulk through the intestines
-control and balance the pH (acidity) in the intestines

Benefits of Insoluble Fiber

-promote regular bowel movement and prevent constipation
-keep you feeling fuller longer
-remove toxic waste through colon in less time
-help prevent colon cancer by keeping an optimal pH in intestines to prevent microbes from producing cancerous substances

Soluble Fiber

Functions of Soluble Fiber

-bind with fatty acids
-prolong stomach emptying time so that sugar is released and absorbed more slowly

Benefits of Soluble Fiber

-lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) therefore reducing the risk of heart disease
-regulate blood sugar for people with diabetes

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