3 Reasons Eating Fiber May Help You Live Longer
People who eat a high fiber diet are less likely to die of any cause, a study of nearly one million people has found.
- The benefits of consuming fiber-rich foods have been known for decades, including lowering of blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin, and possibly reducing inflammation.
- High-fiber foods may also make people feel full sooner, and for longer, which helps curb overeating and weight gain.
- Eight studies showed a 10 percent drop in risk for any cause of death with each 10-gram per day increase in fiber intake. This can come from two servings of whole grain foods, such as breakfast cereal and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Read more