You know what The Boss says: Everybody’s got a hungry heart. And though we're pretty sure he wasn’t talking about fiber, he might as well have been.
See, the American Heart Association recommends eating 25 grams of fiber per day. Why? Soluble fiber has been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol, thus lowering risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus, insoluble fiber has been associated with both decreased risk of heart disease and slowing the progression of heart disease in high-risk individuals.
Hey, you’re expecting!? Congrats! Pregnancy is beautiful. But it can also include some unpleasant side effects. Luckily, a high-fiber diet can help you avoid some of those less-than-magical pregnancy moments, like constipation and hemorrhoids.
Fiber and Whole Grains: Recommended for your kids.
Most adults know that fiber is an important part of a balanced diet. But sometimes it can be easy to overlook the fact that kids need fiber too!
Just as you can benefit from eating more fiber and nutritious whole grains, so can your children. The American Heart Association Eating Plan recommends that children older than two get the majority of their calories from complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber. They made the handy chart below to serve as a guideline for how many grams of fiber kids should eat per day.
When sugary drinks and snacks abound, and temptation to taste is hard to tame, keeping healthy isn’t always as easy as it sounds. So, even though Type 2 diabetes is the only preventable form of diabetes, it's also the most prominent form. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 2011 report, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Luckily, fiber can help with satiety and weight-management, and keeping to a high-fiber diet may be able to help you avoid diabetes.
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