Wheat bran may be just about identical to frozen strawberries, however the amounts are not the same, 1oz vs. ¾ cup.
One should consider the glycemic load (GL) and inflammation factor of the food consumed.
The glycemic load of oat bran is 5 with a inflammatory factor of minus 22. See: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...sta/5703/2
The glycemic load of crude wheat bran is 2 with a inflammatory factor of plus 10. See: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...sta/5742/2
It may be better to utilize oat bran.
AA – few individuals have their AA levels too low. Very seldom does Dr. Sears suggest someone to consume more omega 6’s or egg yolks. The ideal range for the serum phospholipids test is between 7 to 9, and EPA above 4.0
Digestive issues (constipation) may be caused by the release of AA. A Zone Diet will switch your body to a fat-burning metabolism instead of a carbohydrate-burning metabolism. The metabolism of fat requires greater amounts of water on a daily basis. Therefore, the first step is to increase your water intake by 50%. If this isn't sufficient to reduce the constipation, then you are probably releasing a particular type of stored fat known as arachidonic acid from your fat cells. For about 25% of the population, there will be a transitory release of arachidonic acid. The build-up of extra arachidonic acid is a result of your previous dietary patterns. This temporary increase in arachidonic acid in the bloodstream can give rise to constipation by reducing water flow into the colon. Adding extra long-chain Omega-3 fats to your diet will minimize this transitory effect. The best source of EPA is fish, but another good source is fish oil capsules as long as the fish oil has pharmaceutical grade. For the first week on the Zone, I recommend taking an additional 6 grams of fish oil per day. Alternatively, you can slow the release of stored body fat by making a slight adjustment in your hormonal carburetor and add 10 grams of carbohydrate block to each meal for the first week