MORE VE­G­IES, PLEASE

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UP FRONT -

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

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