I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- fiber is overrated.
But tell your doctor your gut is acting up, and the first thing he'll do is tell you to eat more fiber -- and not just gross foods like bran and peas, but also those ridiculous fiber chews and cookies.
And for what? Nothing!
Despite what you've heard, there isn't a single disease that fiber can cure or help you avoid -- and the latest study proves it again.
Researchers have confirmed that a high-fiber diet will do zippo to protect you from diverticulosis. (Those are the pockets that can form in the colon and can trap bits of food.)
Since older folks have the highest risk of diverticulosis, doctors are always telling seniors to eat more fiber in order to prevent it. But it turns out the opposite is true! Patients with the LOWEST fiber intake were actually 30 percent less likely to develop diverticulosis than those with the highest.
And that's not the only thing they got wrong.
As they do with everything else, the mainstream likes to blame the condition on fats and meat. And as usual, they're wrong. The study of 2,100 patients found no link for either.
There's one way to avoid diverticulosis, and you don't need to load up on bran flakes or even avoid a juicy, fatty steak.
Just skip the processed foods -- especially refined carbohydrates. These foods will cause more damage to your colon -- including diverticulosis and even colon cancer -- than anything else.
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