Why use Super Seed?
The Critical Role of Dietary Fiber
The recognition of the importance of dietary fiber, like that found in Super Seed, has grown in prominence since as early as 1860. The advent of the technology for refining sugar was soon followed by the development of improved milling methods which began removing the fiber from flour. Prosperous, more industrialized countries were predominantly the beneficiaries of these new wonder foods.
Simultaneously, the populations
of these countries began suffering en masse with digestive and bowel
disorders. In the last 50 years, the prevalence of these and multiple
related disorders have reached a critical peak. Foodstuffs have become
so de-natured that they are almost unrecognizable from their whole, original
state. Current statistics raise concerns regarding a diet lacking in dietary
- Up to 100 million Americans suffer from various forms of digestive
diseases with an estimated total in lost wages and medical costs of
over $50 billion per year. Approximately 200,000 people miss work every
day due to these disorders.
- Health statistics show that more Americans are hospitalized with digestive
tract disorders than any other group of diseases. These medical costs
tower at more than $20 billion per year.
- The annual sales of prescription and over the counter drug products for digestion related maladies has grown to $2.5 billion per year, increasing at a steady rate of 10% over the last decade, contributing substantially to our overall health care costs. These include laxatives, antacids, anti-hemorrhoidal and anti-diarrheal preparations.
Why is Fiber Important?
Choosing to supply your body with adequate dietary fiber on a daily basis is an important co-factor in bowel and colon health and consequently overall health. The following are some of the many essential functions that dietary fiber performs in the body: