Posts Tagged ‘Test’

The Prebiotic Fiber Test

If you have excessive gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea within the first hour of initiating prebiotic fibers to cultivate healthy bowel flora, it is highly suggestive of a condition called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO.

Confirming, then correcting, SIBO will then be a crucial issue in your full health recovery. Failure to correct SIBO can result in greater risk for type 2 diabetes, increased triglycerides, higher blood pressure, emotional disturbances, autoimmune conditions, and increased risk for diverticular disease and colon cancer.

The Muffin Test

Muffin test

Here are two blueberry muffins. On the left is a conventional muffin weighing 131 grams. Because I purchased it in a bakery, no nutritional analysis was provided, but I estimated from similar blueberry muffins in which analyses are provided. Total carbs 63 grams, 3.1 grams fiber; net carbs = 59.9 grams.

On the right is a muffin I made from a Wheat Belly recipe using almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs, and blueberries. (Yes, I browned it a few minutes too long.) I used the monkfruit/erythritol Wheat-Free Market Virtue sweetener, which yields no carbs for all practical purposes. Total carbs 121 grams, 70 grams fiber; net carbs = 51 grams in the entire batch that yielded 6 large muffins, or 8.5 grams net carbs per muffin, each weighing around 192 grams or nearly 50% heavier than the wheat flour muffin.