Fiber Intake = Reduced Risk of Death and Disease

Fiber does not get enough Respect.
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The typical American eats only about 11 grams of fiber a day, according to the American Dietetic Association. Health experts recommend a minimum of 20 to 30 grams of fiber a day for most people.
Dietary fiber is associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced risk of death from any cause.
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Fiber assists with bowel movements, reduce blood cholesterol levels, improve blood glucose levels, lower blood pressure, promote weight loss and reduce inflammation and bind to potential cancer-causing agents to increase the likelihood they will be excreted by the body.

219,123 men and 168,999 women in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study over 9 years consumed fiber intake ranging from 13 to 29 grams per day in men and from 11 to 26 grams per day in women.
The risk of cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases was reduced by 24 percent to 56 percent in men and 34 percent to 59 percent in women with high fiber intakes.

"The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend choosing fiber-rich fruits and  vegetables frequently and consuming 14 grams per 1,000 calories of dietary fiber."

Dietary fiber intake and mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3513325

Sources of Fiber

http://www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-fiber-meter

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Comment by GOPIKANTA GHOSH on September 26, 2014 at 5:57am

Superb information for choice of right food

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