Our expert says:
I think the diet you describe sounds absolutely delicious and very healthy! The following points may need adjustment: 1) If you are so constipated and bloated that you have to take sachets of husks to keep you regular, you could change over from the high-fibre oats to high-fibre bran at breakfast. The reason for this is that the dietary fibre in oats is so-called 'soluble fibre' that helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, while the fibre in wheat bran is so-called 'insoluble fibre' which promotes regularity. The fruit, vegetables and dried fruit should also promote bowel movements. 2) If you are already eating such a balanced diet, it is not really necessary to take so many supplements -research has indicated that taking certain vitamins such as vit A in excessive doses can increase mortality. It is, therefore, prudent to reduce your supplement intake to 1-2 times a week. Esp the cod liver oil could be causing an overdose of vitamin A. Please go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to check if you are ingesting more than the RDA for vit A from the cod liver oil and the multivitamin you use.
3) I trust that the digestive enzymes have been prescribed by your medical doctor? if not, make sure that they are actually necessary.
Otherwise I think you are eating an excellent variety of healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise too.
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