Add Fiber to Your Diet
The fiber and nutrient contents of fruits, vegetables and unprocessed grains is far more healthful than the nutrient-poor refined foods many of us eat. Why does that matter? Fiber helps you feel full quicker and for a longer period of time after eating. It also keeps your bowels regular and reduces risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels. And a fiber-rich diet may also reduce your risk of other diseases.
Most adults should consume between 20 and 35 grams of fiber daily—but only half of Americans meet this recommendation.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.