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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Increased dietary fiber intake decreases the availability of nutrients for the body

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition January 1978 vol. 31 no. 1 142-159 and a recipe for smoky skirt steak.

Study title and author:
A review of research on effects of fiber intake on man
June L. Kelsay, Ph.D.
This paper can be accessed at:
Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life
Phytic acid is a naturally forming component found in plant fiber in a wide range of plant foods, including wheat bran, whole grain, and legumes. Nuts and seeds also contain phytic acid, but in smaller amounts compared to bran and grains.
In this review of the research on the effects of fiber intake on man Kelsay found:
(a) Some reports indicate that fiber in the diet may lower serum levels of calcium and iron
(b) Energy, fat, nitrogen, and mineral absorption appear to be decreased by increased fiber intake.

To conclude: Increased dietary fiber intake decreases the availability of nutrients for the body.

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Smoky Skirt Steak

◦2 1/2 lbs. skirt or flank steak
◦4 T smoked paprika
◦1 t salt
◦1 t pepper

Rub the ingredients on both sides of the steak. Place on a preheated grill and let cook for about 12 minutes…that’ll get you a nice medium rare.

Smoky Skirt Steak