Fiber intake is something you might think comes naturally, but most Americans are deficient. Here's how much you need.
Fiber comes from plants, and it’s the part of plant foods that the body isn’t able to easily digest. It passes through your intestines, providing benefits along the way.
– broccoli – lentils – quinoa – beans – nuts and seeds – unpeeled apples
At the University of Illinois, dietary fiber was proven to reduce brain inflammation during aging.
Researchers in Germany reported how the combination of dietary fiber and gut bacteria helps support the cardiovascular system.
The American Institute for Cancer Research reports that whole grains, which are a rich source of fiber, greatly reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The ideal supplements are those tailored to your body, but beware of brands with added ingredients among the many options.