For rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic diseases preventing and reducing inflammation in the body is crucial and consuming dietary fibre from whole plant foods is extremely beneficial for this purpose. Whole plant food fibre directly reduces inflammation, acts as a prebiotic for beneficial bacteria within our guts, promotes the dominance of these beneficial bacteria, helps with the transit of waste material through our colon, and assists with the safe recycling of water and other nutrients from our stools.
We are fibre consuming creatures, we are setup to thrive on a high fibre whole food plant-based diet. For millions of years we ate food not only to feed ourselves but to support our colonies of beneficial gut bacteria. Our food was slowly absorbed throughout the length of our gut leaving plenty of soluble fibre and resistant starch left over to feed our friendly bacteria lower down in our large intestine. This protected our gut lining, created a strong immune system, and provided effective nutrient absorption and waste removal. Read more . . .