And here's Melissa's 4th post in the series about how fiber, particularly the highly-fermentable kind is very beneficial, backed by much evidence. The Human Colon in Evolution: Part 4, The Secrets of Butyrate | Hunt.Gather.Love. Indeed the 150g thing was a bit erroneous. I don't think that we can use anthropology to figure out how much we want. Some is very beneficial, it certainly helps people lose weight, overcome insulin resistance and it improved my energy levels.
Quality of fiber is probably most important as illustrated in the chart. Too much can interfere with vitamin d utilization, my arbitrary guess is 20g, a good chunk of it as good forms like sweet potato and inulin from chicory root, jicama and whatnot. I eat plain chicory root, many people won't want to do that! Yuck.
Last edited by Stabby; 06-01-2011 at 12:26 AM.
Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.
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