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Dietary Fiber and Microflora

There is a constant refresh of information on the benefits of balanced microflora in the gut. Scientific studies arrive from multiple fronts on a weekly or biweekly basis. The glory in the details usually defaults to the "probiotics" usually sourced from certain types of fermented foods. Indeed, most people now deliberately include live culture yogurts as part of their regular intake, as a result of what is now a common general knowledge about increasing the levels and varieties of our gut biota. But the "prebiotics" that are comprised of undigestible dietary fiber are the heavy lifters inside of us. These dietary fibers, which are passed as bulk from our systems, are also fermented deep in our guts by our good...

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