A multiple-center observational study of over 4,600 adults in New Zealand supported the benefits of pushing beyond the long preached recommendation of ’25-29g/day’ of fiber in your diet.

Health benefits of fiber are well documented, contributing to prevent colorectal and breast cancer, type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. further, it will decrease systolic blood pressure and body weight. Recall the fiber bar craze to help keep your bowels ‘regular’-moving.

The research is solid in showing a decrease in cholesterol that occurs with high fiber diets.

Main sources of fiber are vegetables (recommendation 5 servings a day), fruit and whole grains. When you think whole grains think: whole wheat, whole oats, brown rice, whole rye, freekeh, buckwheat, bulgur, quinoa, whole-wheat couscous, and corn. FYIQuinoa is gluten-free while some other grains like freekeh are not.

Please look to a plant-based diet; I enjoy a ‘veggie’ burger especially if it is the ‘Impossible’ burger.

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