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5 things you may not know about disease-fighting fiber

Current research continues to document the health benefits of fiber, and a new study supports the health positives of a fiber-rich diet. A new European study found that over a 10-year period, people reporting a fiber intake of around 20-26 grams of fiber daily, when compared with those reporting a low fiber intake, had a lower rate of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Fiber is great as long as the carbohydrates accompanying that fiber are balanced by low-fat protein.  If not, then the excess carbohydrates will increase insulin secretion that if combined with omega-6 fatty acids, will increase inflammation.

 

 

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