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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
People who ate the most fiber were less likely to die of any cause during a recent study of nearly one million people.
The finding might be explained by fiber's potential to lower the risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several types of cancer, researchers say.
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Today's Random Fact:
Dietary fiber (roughage) is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract at large, and for helping you feel full. A deficiency of fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and elevated levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood. Conversely, an excess of fiber can lead to a bowel obstruction, diarrhea, or even dehydration. Individuals who increase their intake of fiber should also increase their intake of water.
Ten common, extremely high fiber foods include; Bran, Cauliflower & Broccoli, Cabbage, Berries, Leafy Greens, Celery, Squash, Beans, Mushrooms and Oranges!