Over Weight & Fiber
Since fibers stick on to glucose in intestines, they not only release
glucose slowly into blood, but also prevent less absorption of glucose
into the body.
Glucose that enters into the body will be used as energy
source for the body cells and rest of the glucose will be stored as fat.
As we mentioned earlier glucose is the energy currency of the body and
like the unused currency we deposit in the bank, the body reserves in fat.
Someone who is over weight means, he or she has a "fat" bank-balance.
Eating fiber rich foods like whole grains, beans and vegetables are the
best sources of fiber. eat do not stick on to one type of grain or
vegetables or beans. eat variety and you get different types of fiber
through these foods.
Stop earning more glucose and be a spendthrift to exhaust your fat balance
to become slim. Fiber is the money-sucker.
This does not mean you can avoid carbohydrates totally. Instead of eating
fat rich and protein rich foods and causing imbalances in the body, it is
wise to eat fiber rich carbohydrates, exercise and be slim and healthy.
To be wise, is to eat fiber rich food while you are pregnant and so you
make your child's pancreas and body healthy and continue to feed your
children fiber rich foods right from the beginning. Let your children grow
healthy, vibrant with energy and not fatty sluggish.
Banana flour when added to starchy food like pasta, it lowered the
glycemic index. Low glycemic responses are thought to be favorable
to health because of possible prevention of heart disease and metabolic
diseases like type 2 diabetes and also for over weight.
Look again how our ancestors were highly intelligent in using banana
powder to infants, patients and old people. Children are weaned
with this banana powder. Traditionally unripe special banana called "Nenthrampazham"
(called as cooking bananas in USA, Mexico) was cut into pieces and sun dried and store
in a clean bottle. It could be powdered and stored also for
convenience. To prepare, pour one teaspoon of ghee to a pan and
add two tablespoons of the powder and just briefly fry for 20 seconds.
Add water and stir continuously for 5 minutes to cook without forming
lumps. Add sugar or palm jaggery
for taste. This
is an instant natural safe healthy traditional baby food.
This is now scientifically proven that Banana powder
good because of its high anti-oxidant power and also rich in nutrients.
Sakthi's tip for health - Eat unrefined foods but have refined thoughts.
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