Increased fiber consumption may benefit your heart as well as your digestive tract.
A group of researchers followed nearly 400 people over 24 years and measured their fiber intake. After adjusting for all variables, they concluded that those with the stiffest arteries consumed the least amounts of fiber. Stiff arteries translate to high blood pressure and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death according to the CDC.
To increase fiber, seek out vegetables like broccoli, carrots and cabbage. Get additional fiber with a fiber supplement. We recommend Jarrow Formulas Gentle Fibers, one serving can supply over a third of your recommended daily fiber intake.
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