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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.
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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?
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The researchers recommend consuming about 25 to 29 grams of fiber a day.
The following nutritious foods contain fiber:
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red dot Beets
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red dot Dried fruits (e.g., apricots, dates, plums, prunes, and raisins)
red dot Green beans
red dot Kidney beans
red dot Lentils
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red dot Peanuts (dry roasted)
red dot Pears (with skin)
red dot Spinach (cooked)
red dot Sweet potatoes
red dot Walnuts
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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.
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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.
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Sources include: Healthline.com
HelpGuide.org
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