Fiber

April 10, 2011

Fiber is a very important component of your diet.  It is essential for a healthy digestive system.  You can only find fiber in plant-based foods.

Fiber lowers the risk of certain cancers (e.g. colon cancer, rectal cancer), lowers the risk of heart disease, lowers the risk of diabetes, helps control appetite, helps maintain digestive tract health (prevents constipation).

Recommended reading on the topic of fiber:

  • Health benefits of fiber:  Link
  • Understanding the 2 types of fiber: Soluble/Insoluble fiber:  Link
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