Fiber Faux Pas

Eat more fiber.

You’ve probably heard that for years, but if you’re like most of us, boosting your fiber is a big bust.

Yes, fiber helps keep you regular. And greater fiber intake helps you feel more full, eat less, and even lose weight. But a diet low in fiber is actually high in risk. Research links low fiber diets to obesity and heart inflammation—which can increase heart attack risk. It can also increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, which is a precursor to diabetes and other conditions.

Women up to 50 should strive for 25 grams a day, while men should try for 40. You can easily find ways to add fiber and fiber-rich foods to your diet. And if you don’t know which foods are high fiber, you can find that online. Don’t make a fiber faux pas.

Stronger Families. Stronger Communities. I’m Dr. Walt Larimore for Shine dot FM.

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