How the Body Eats
Everything’s easy, once you know how; including how to feed your body properly; both physically and emotionally.
Read on, and get quick and easy information about diet, health, and the importance of eating the right kind of fiber, in less than two minutes.
We eat by stuffing our mouths with food.
But our body eats by breaking down soluble fiber, protein, and stored body fat, and distributing the minerals and vitamins from that into our bloodstreams. Insoluble fiber is used by your body to keep it “regular,” but soluble fiber is actually what your body eats, and uses to keep you healthy! Fruits and vegetables are loaded with soluble fiber, but you get the biggest bang for your buck with black beans and lentils.
Black beans are packed with (depending on who you ask) 15-18 grams of fiber per serving, and a plethora of vitamins and minerals for the good bacteria in your gut (aka: your body) to eat!
Food & Drug Administration
The FDA recommends about 28 grams of fiber per day. For those of you who want a low-carb diet, the net carbs for one cup of black beans is approximately 15g. Two cups of black beans per day will give your body so much nutrition, that it may be well-fed enough to allow you to feed your mouth less food and less often, which can also lead to weight loss. To feed your body even better, include steel cut oats, black or brown rice, white beans, brown beans, and lentils, every day. All these foods mentioned help to alkalize your body as well, which is critically important to good health!