Folks in Santa Cruz may only think about fiber when they are feeling constipated. Keeping you regular is one of the benefits of a high-fiber diet, but not the only one.
Fiber is important for heart health. People who eat a high-fiber diet are less likely to have high cholesterol levels. Numerous studies have shown the link between fiber and LDL levels. Check out the Nutrition Journal for information on one of the studies.
An increase in fiber consumption can help you if you want to lose weight. High-fiber meals have lower calorie-volume ratios; in other words, a high-fiber meal is more satisfying and you feel full longer. The Mayo Clinic says dietary fiber is essential for a healthy diet.
People with diabetes can benefit from a high-fiber diet according to the Mayo Clinic article; fiber can slow the absorption of sugar, which can improve blood sugar levels.
Many people do not get enough fiber in their diets. Highly-processed white flour products, convenience foods and fast food meals have very little fiber. It may take time and effort to locate and purchase fiber-rich foods.
The American Dietetic Association reports that most of us don't even come close to the recommended intake of 20 grams to 35 grams of fiber a day.
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