|Eat more fiber to live longer, says research.|
|Written By Zoey Sky|
|Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must for a healthy diet, and consuming a lot of fiber-rich foods helps improve digestion. According to a recent study, a fiber-rich diet may also help prevent diseases.|
Fiber, digestion, and a lower risk of developing chronic diseases.
|They concluded that consuming foods rich in fiber may help prevent death and incidences of preventable diseases like colorectal cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.|
How much fiber should you consume?
|The researchers recommend consuming about 25 to 29 grams of fiber a day.|
|The following nutritious foods contain fiber:|
|Apples (with skin)|
|Dried fruits (e.g., apricots, dates, plums, prunes, and raisins)|
|Peanuts (dry roasted)|
|Pears (with skin)|
|Add these fiber-rich foods to your regular diet to boost your digestion and lower your risk of developing potentially life-threatening diseases.|
Optimizing your gut environment.
|A diet full of fiber can fill you up quicker during a meal, but it may also cause discomfort and flatulence. Brennan recommends eating slowly during mealtimes and paying attention to your fullness cues to avoid discomfort.|