According to a review published by The Lancet, a high-fiber diet can lead to a 15% – 30% reduction in deaths due to heart disease and in all-cause mortality. It can also reduce the incidence of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer by 16% – 24%. The UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommends 30 grams of fiber a day; most people get only about half. Even a small increase of 8 grams of fiber eaten per day can reduce deaths from these diseases by 5% – 27%, while also protecting against stroke and breast cancer. The higher the intake of fiber, the greater the protection.
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The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals.
Findings from prospective studies and clinical trials associated with relatively high intakes of dietary fibre and whole grains were complementary, and striking dose-response evidence indicates that the relationships to several non-communicable diseases could be causal. Implementation of recommendations to increase dietary fibre intake and to replace refined grains with whole grains is expected to benefit human health.
Have you consumed any fruit or veggies today?
According to data, most adults do not consume enough dietary fibre daily. The average daily intake is much lower than the daily requirement – at only 15g.
The National Health Service (NHS) further demonstrates that children aged 2-5 require 15g of fiber, children aged 5-11 require 20g of fiber, children who are 11-16 years old need 25g of fiber and children who are 16-18 years old need 30g fiber per day.
If the signs mentioned below meet your current condition – maybe the body is asking us for help, hoping that we can consume more dietary fiber!
A diet rich in dietary fiber aids in the softening of stools, which makes it easier for “waste products” to go through the digestive tract rapidly for effective excretion.
2. High cholesterol level
Fiber lowers cholesterol levels and lowers the likelihood of developing heart disease.
3. Constant hunger
When we eat fibre, we feel fuller for longer and have fewer cravings for food.
Fiber Can Help Reduce Risk of Cancer, Allergies, and Autoimmune Disease
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