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Why Should I Consume Dietary Fiber?

Why should you consume 25 to 35 grams of dietary fiber daily?

Over the past 50 years or so, numerous studies have demonstrated the relationship between a high fat low fiber diet and various cancers, heart disease, and other health pathology. Such as the Framingham and MRFIT studies, just to name two on heart disease.

Scientists as well as clinical practitioners are just now beginning to realize just how preventable many of our disease patterns are by a healthy diet which must include adequate soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. The average American ingests only six to nine grams of these fibers daily, 1/3 of the recommended, meaning the average American can look forward to an increased risk of a number of disease processes. Including varicose veins, diverticulitis, diverticulitis, body toxicity, heart disease, colon cancers, breast cancers, hemorrhoids, and even more.

Where to Find fiber?

The following is a list of dietary fiber contents of selected foods which are good sources.

Fruits - Legumes - (cooked)

Apple (with skin) 1 Medium 3.5 grams Baked Beans 1/2 cup 8.8 grams

Raisins 1/4 cup 3.1 grams Kidney beans 1/2 cup 7.3 grams

Raspberries 1/2 cup 3.1 grams Navy beans 1/2 cup 6.0 grams

Strawberries 1 cup 3.0 grams Lima beans 1/2 cup 4.5 grams

Banana 1 Medium 2.4 grams Dried Peas 1/2 cup 4.7 grams

Vegetables, cooked - Breakfast Cereals

Parsnips 1/2 cup 2.7 grams All-Bran 1/3 cup 8.5 grams

Potato (with skin) 1 medium 2.5 grams Bran Buds 1/3 cup 7.9 grams

Brussels Sprouts 1/2 cup 2.3 grams Corn Bran 2/3 cup 5.4 grams

Lettuce, sliced 1 cup 0.9 grams Bran Chex 2/3 cup 4.6 grams

Broccoli 1/2 cup 2.2 grams Oat meal (all) 3/4 cup 1.6 grams

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