Roughage is a descriptive word for FIBER, a carbohydrate found in plant foods that the body can’t digest.  It passes through the body performing important functions in the process.  There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and slows the digestion of glucose which helps lower blood sugar …

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Cruciferous Vegetables

For thousands of years cruciferous vegetables have been used medicinally to treat gout, diarrhea, stomach ailments, headaches, mushroom poisoning, and to promote wound healing. The crucifer flowers are cross-shaped (crucis is Latin for cross).  Cruciferous vegetables (or brassicas) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention. These vegetables contain phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. …

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