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Roughing It: The Importance of Fiber Everyday

You hear it… You read it… Your doctor tells you eat more fiber, take more fiber, supplement with fiber. But do you really know why fiber is so important? Fiber reduces the risk of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease and constipation.

High intake of dietary fiber has been linked to lowering the risk of heart disease. In a Harvard study of over 40,000 male health professionals, researchers found that a high total dietary fiber intake was linked to a 40% lower risk of coronary heart disease, compared to a low fiber intake. Studies also indicate that a diet high in cereal fiber was linked to a lower rise of type 2 diabetes.

In North America, diverticulitis, an inflammation of the intestines (very painful), occurs in one-third of all those over the age of 45 and in two-thirds of those over age 85. Among male health professionals in a long-term follow up study, eating dietary fiber, particularly insoluble fiber, was associated with about 40% lower risk of diverticular disease.

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the U.S. The gastrointestinal tract is highly sensitive to dietary fiber, and consumption of fiber seems to relieve and reduce constipation.

The benefits of fiber are numerous, but getting enough is difficult. Be sure you’re getting yours through your diet and supplementation every day.

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SOURCES OF FIBER:

Soluble Fiber Insoluble Fiber
Oatmeal/ Oatbran Whole grain
Nuts & seeds Whole grain cereal
Legumes Wheat bran
Apples Seeds
Pears Carrots / celery
Strawberries Cucumbers / Zucchini
Blueberries Tomatoes
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