ARE YOU TIRED OF THOSE TROUBLESOME TRAFFIC JAMS?
INCREASING our dietary fibre intake is one of the most important ways to keep our stomachs working well. Fibre is the part of plant foods that is not broken down during digestion. It is like the traffic policeman whose job is to make sure everything keeps moving along.
When the ‘ traffic’ stops moving freely along our intestines we experience ‘traffic jams’ resulting in constipation, discomfort and bloating, as well as long-term problems like piles and various bowel diseases. Fibre increases the weight and size of our stools and, by softening them, allows them to move quickly and easily out of the body.
Ideally everyone should go to the toilet at least once a day and it should be without any straining. Yet many people eat so little fibre that they only have a bowel movement every couple of days or longer.
We all know what happens when we don’t empty our dustbins regularly; they become smelly breeding grounds for all sorts of germs. This should remind us all to make sure we treat our bodies properly by making sure the rubbish is emptied on a daily basis.
Fibre only occurs in plant foods such as whole grains and cereals, legumes (dried beans) fruits and vegetables. When grains are milled and refined most of the fibre is removed. For instance when whole wheat grains are turned into white flour and whole maize kernels are turned into white maize meal very little fibre remains. It is therefore important to eat more whole wheat bread in place of white bread and whole maize kernels (samp) in place of white maize meal. Fibre also helps the good bacteria in your gut to flourish which then keep the harmful bacteria under control. Keep the traffic moving.
Try McNab’s SuperBrew if you are looking for a quick and convenient way to maintain your stomach health. McNab’s SuperBrew is the new, allnatural probiotic designed to cleanse the stomach without causing diarrhoea. Helps to relieve the symptoms of bloating, heartburn and indigestion. Ask for SuperBrew at your nearest spaza or retailer!
Beverly Maphangwa, who has been with Marawa s show for over 10 years, has also been recognised at the awards.
Competition is intense this year, and social media can attest to that. Many listeners say they find it hard to stay tuned to one station and switch between their (competing) favourite radio shows and hosts.
With the fierce competition in mind, the awards have added three more categories: multiple channel promotion; sports reporter award, which was by popular demand; and radio advert of the year.
Radio programmers and content professionals would vote in the radio advert of the year category, said Rothschild.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on April 12.
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