A 2011 study found that a high fiber diet reduced the risk of dying at an early age from a variety of causes, like heart disease, respiratory and infectious diseases, and cancer.
For ConsumersMost people can tell you that they should be eating more fiber, but few know what it actually is.
In general, fiber is plant material that cannot be broken down by the human digestive tract. Studies have shown the fiber can have numerous health benefits. It is important to eat a variety of dietary fibers from different sources to get all of the benefits of different types of dietary fibers. All types of fiber are needed every day for the body to function well.
For Health ProfessionalsBrowse the resources to help educate yourself on the latest research related to fiber.
As a health professional, you are an important link in the chain of information and resources that your patients and clients need to get, and stay, healthy. Browse the resources below to help educate yourself on the latest research related to fiber.