Monday, February 18, 2008

Why a high fat low fibre diet prevents constipation....

I just saw a great line in the comments at the Hyperlipid blog explaining why a high fat / low fibre diet helps prevent constipation. Great imagery:

For constipation, it is difficult to make bricks out of butter at body temperature. Making bricks out of straw is easy at any temperature!

1 comment:

rnikoley said...

I think constipation is a good signal (if on a low/no carb diet) that the protein/fat ratio is too high in favor of protein.