We Get Fiber From Meat?

Here’s a talk by Dr. Donald Miller that he gave in July 2011 entitled, “Enjoy Eating Saturated Fats. They’re Good For You.” I listened to some of it but it’s an hour long and as you know, I’m not pro-saturated fat so I wasn’t inclined. I saw this on Da St’s Google+ stream and he says that at around 50:40, when asked about fiber, Miller replies:

“I don’t know what to say about fiber, but if you eat a lot of meat, you get fiber.”


“Dietary fiber is found only in plant foods: fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Meat, milk and eggs do not contain fiber.”
Colorado State University Extension: Dietary Fiber

Dr. Miller is a retired cardiac surgeon who writes about “the importance of natural and nutritional medicine for maintaining good health.” I am surprised that a person of his education, experience, and stature believes that meat provides fiber. It makes me question the veracity of his other claims.

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