More than Just the Heart Benefits from High Fiber Diets

high fiber dietMany diets suggest eating a lot of whole grain and fiber rather than carbohydrates. This may have a bigger impact on one’s health than originally thought. It has been found that eating a diet high in fiber will reduce the risk of dying young.

Those wishing to improve heart health have long been told to rely on fiber to decrease risk of heart disease. Now researchers are saying fiber has even more healthy benefits than just for one’s heart. It also is being linked to decreasing the risk of respiratory diseases.

The fiber intake has to be specific for these benefits to be seen. While there is a lot of fiber in many fruits and vegetables this is not sufficient. The studies have shown that the fiber that is most effective is that found in whole grains. It has even been found to decrease the risk of dying from cancer in men.