MORE VEGIES, PLEASE
Ian Henschke reminds us ( Bottomline, June 14-15) that June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, and that this disease is the second biggest cause of cancer death in Australia.
Obesity and lack of exercise are not the sole reason for rising numbers. CSIRO researchers recommend consuming 20g of resistant fibre (about four times what we eat now.)
It is digested slowly and is less likely to spike blood glucose or insulin. It is available only in plants, including lentils, beans, and starchy fruit and vegetables. Di Cornelius Seacliff Park