Monday, March 18, 2019

How Healthy Are Your Intestines?

Ever wonder about your intestine's transit time and if you're healthy there? 

Eat beets.

Once you eat beets, watch your stool until you have a BM that is maroon. That will show you transit time. Consider it a tracer agent. 

Average for men is 33 hours, women 47 hours (horrible).

Standard American diet can mean a transit time of 60-100 hours. That's insane! 

12-24 hours is considered great (I'm 19 hours and proud!).

Ways to add fiber

Utilize whole grains (not whole wheat). Eat Muesli cereal for breakfast. Increase your veggies and fruits. Take a fiber supplement. Eat oatmeal or add oats to your smoothie. Don't avoid beans - they can be added to casseroles, roasted meats, in tortillas, chili....

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