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Fiber Intake Shown To Prevent Many Diseases

February 17, 2011 by  

Fiber intake shown to prevent many diseasesData collected from the National Institutes of Health AARP Diet and Health Study shows a strong association between high dietary fiber intake and a lowered risk of death from cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious diseases.

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute analyzed the health data of more than 388,000 study participants and found that those who consumed the most  fiber had a 22 percent lower risk of death than individuals who got the least amount.

Additionally, men with high fiber intake cut their chances of cardiovascular, respiratory and infectious illnesses by 24 percent to 56 percent, and women reduced risks of those diseases by 34 percent to 59 percent.

Men on the higher end of the fiber intake spectrum got 29.4 grams a day, while women on the high end consumed 25.8 grams daily. Males on the lower end ate 12.6 grams of fiber per day and women in that category had a daily intake of 10.8 grams per day.

The National Institutes of Health recommends getting fiber from oatmeal and other whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds.

The agency also reports that healthy fiber derived from whole grains may also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and assist in weight loss. 

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  • RightAngle

    The quality of what you consume produces the quality of what we expell. Junk in-junk out. However a poor diet allows too much junk to stay in the body stressing out our vital organs. We allow our taste buds to dictate to our body. Salt, sugar, carbs etc. You are in control of the quality of life every day as soon as you wake up. The human body is made to be active (activity). #1 fiber #2 water #3 Vegetables #4 fruit. Chew your food well, make your taste buds happy, Salt/sugar snacks are your enemy, don’t just walk, move every limb in your body everyday, go to sleep tired physically your mind will rest better. Moderation becomes a habit. “let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine” Hippocrates.

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