Intestinal health moderated by dietary fiber, indicates potential relief for chronic inflammatory diseases

When gut flora are out of balance, the entire chain of ecology in the body is distorted. Researchers from the University of Illinois have found that this disruption may be partially to blame for the drastic increase in the incidence of several disease conditions. When dietary fiber is consumed, it makes its way into the bowel, where it is fermented by microbes. The furrowing away at the fiber produces chemicals that aid in digestion, and keep damaging types of bacteria at bay.

Foods that the individual ingests are more likely to go undigested because of a shortage of appropriate enzymes to …read more


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