Interesting! Mittir said he had better results with cooked bamboo shoots, they could be more efficient at resisting fermentation. he would boil them for 15 mn in water to remove the "bad taste".When searching for "bacteria radioactive waste" it's possible to realize how Westside is right once again. It's about keeping the flow of the intestines and the vigor that accompanies it, not so much pounding antimicrobials in attempt to fix the problem directly, to solely focus on the latter is usually a lost battle. It's more about consistency on what works.
"carrot fibre fermentation may be estimated from differences in the amount of fibre intake and excretion between the carrot-containing diets and the corresponding control diets. According to this calculation, fibres from the different carrots were fermented equally and rather completely (91-94 %). The higher proportion of insoluble fibre components in the raw and raw frozen carrots compared with the blanched and canned carrots, and also the more intact cell walls which could be observed microscopically, did not protect them from extensive degradation. The most resistant saccharides were glucose, representing mainly cellulose, and rhamnose, representing the resistant core regions of the carrot pectins."
"Faecal bulking capacity of carrot fibre was comparable with the effects of other vegetables (Wisker & Feldheim, 1990) and of finely ground cereal brans (Wisker et al. 1986, 1992), although the carrot fibre was fermented to a higher degree. The increase in stool weight was due to an elevated output both of dry matter and of water. The percentage of faecal water increased with the raw frozen and blanched carrots from the 1988 harvest and with the raw carrots harvested in 1990. This was probably caused by reduced transit times, because under these conditions there might have been less time for water reabsorption (Cummings, 1986). However, transit times were not measured in this study. The higher excretion of faecal N during the consumption of the different carrots may reflect an increase in microbial mass due to the fermentation of the carrot fibre (Stephen & Cummings, 1980b)."
"Our investigations in humans have shown that dietary fibres in carrots are highly fermentable and yet have good stool-bulking ability, comparable to finely milled cereal brans. In spite of appreciable effects of processing, especially of blanching and canning, on the distribution of soluble and insoluble fibre and on texture and microscopic structure of carrots, the physiological effects of these raw or different processed carrots were very similar."
Peatarian Reviews: The daily raw carrot is not antiseptic, it increases bacterial growth in the gut
@Elephanto - good posts, by the way.
It must be the fibers but a few times now I noticed instant lethargy from eating the carrot salad.