Keep these High Fiber Kaufmann foods in your diet regularly to get enough of this essential nutrient.
We have talked about why fiber is an important nutrient, particularly on The Kaufmann Diet. Getting enough fiber is associated with a number of health benefits, notably cardiovascular benefits. Fiber also performs an important task; it gets and keeps the bowels moving, promoting elimination.
The Kaufmann Diet is designed to starve pathogenic yeasts and fungi in the body that might be contributing to health problems. The way this works is that foods known to feed fungi (such as foods high in sugar and simple carbohydrates) and foods known to be contaminated with fungal poisons (such as wheat, corn, peanuts, sugar and more) are eliminated from the diet. In tandem with anti-fungal supplements or medicines, deeply-seated yeasts and fungi begin to die.
As you kill fungi and try to eliminate their poisons, keeping your bowels moving is extremely important. Fiber, in a sense, can help “sweep up” the mess, assisting in eliminating fungi and mycotoxins out of your gut. Some types of fiber, such as certain insoluble fibers, are known to bind to mycotoxins in the gut and assist in ushering those out of the body. Elimination is simply an important aspect of The Kaufmann Diet, and fiber is a key way to make sure that happens.
Many of the foods that people think of as high-fiber foods, however, are eliminated on The Kaufmann Diet. These notably include whole grains, legumes and potatoes. While these foods do contain some health-promoting properties (including high fiber content), eliminating them is an important part of starving a potential fungal infection.
These foods, however, need not be in the diet to get your daily recommended amount of fiber. It s recommend that women get between 21-25g of fiber per day, while men should get between 30-38g. So, here are ten foods to include in your Kaufmann Diet to meet your daily recommended fiber requirements.
1. Almonds – 1oz, 3.5g
2. Artichokes – 1 artichoke, 10.3g
3. Avocados – 1 cup, 10g
4. Broccoli – 1 cup, chopped, 5g
5. Brussels Sprouts – 1 cup, 4g
6. Carrots – 1 cup, 3.5g
7. Chia Seeds – 1oz, 10.6g
8. Quinoa – 1 cup, cooked, 5.2g
9. Raspberries – 1 cup, 8g
10. Strawberries – 1 cup, 3g