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Subject: Re: Eat fiber to help avoid stroke Date: 3/28/2013 11:41 PM
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"Water soluble fiber — the kind found in beans, nuts and other foods — reduced the risk substantially, and insoluble fiber and cereal fiber reduced it slightly. Fruits and vegetables contain both types of fiber, though there was not enough data on those foods considered separately to draw valid conclusions about their effect. “We don’t know which form is the most beneficial,” said the senior author, Victoria J. Burley, a senior lecturer in nutritional epidemiology at the University of Leeds in England."


I used to really be into primatology, studying primates. While in high school I devoured every book and magazine article about primates I could get my hands on. I especially liked the stories in National Geographic about Jane Goodall and her Gombe Stream chimpanzee study.

One thing I notice about most primates, especially the larger ones, is that they eat a huge amount of leaves all day long. It's a major portion of their diet. I suspicion our early ancestors also ate a lot of leaves, or at least a lot more than we do. Leaves of all kinds, not just lettuce and spinach.

I also suspicion that adding a lot more leaves to our diet would probably be beneficial. The darker green, rougher, and more fibrous probably the better. I'm not a huge kale fan but I eat a little bit of it. I do like cabbage quite a bit and eat a lot of homemade cole slaw. I buy big bags of raw spinach and like to make salads out of that also.

Art
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