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Supercharge Your Health With Fiber

Fiber, healthy eating, fiber as part of a healthy diet

At a time when a lot of us are stuck at home, we may be taking a closer look at our diets to try to stay healthy. When it comes to preventing diseases as well as maximizing current health, fiber is an often overlooked nutrient, even though its benefits cannot be disputed. According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, individuals whose diets contain more fiber have less chronic diseases. While it may more commonly be associated with digestive health and processes, fiber actually plays a role in lowering the risk for many diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Hypertension

  • Certain types of cancers such as gastric or colon cancer

And that's not all! Adequate dietary fiber intake is also associated with other health benefits such as:

  • Lowering high cholesterol levels

  • Increasing satiety

  • Decreasing the amount of food you consume at meals

  • Helping with reflux

  • Preventing constipation

  • Reducing inflammation

  • Boosting your immune system