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Focus on Fiber to Improve Health

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When you think about the word “fiber”, you may equate that with an older adult taking a supplement to be “regular.”  However, fiber is an under-appreciated nutrient that has so many health benefits.  If you make one lifestyle change, focus on fiber. Why?  Fiber has no Calories. It also decreases your risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and of course digestive disorders.  Notably, this zero Calorie superstar does not get the respect it deserves because most Americans consume about 16grams per day. This is less than half of the Institute of Medicine’s daily recommended amount of 28 grams for women and 35 grams for men. What is fiber?  Fiber is technically a polysaccharide member of the carbohydrate family found in plant products. …

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