A study that was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed some interesting results. 219,123 men and 168,999 women were analyzed and questioned about their daily fiber intake.
This men and women were ordinary people (not athletes) and were not having excess weight problems. The study lasted for 9 years.
Study findings – fiber intake is associated with mortality rate.
The results of study
Daily intake of fiber for men ranged from 13g to 29g (0.5 oz to 1 oz). Daily intake of fiber for women ranged between 11g and 26g (0.4 oz to 0.9 oz). Over the nine years 20,126 men and 11,330 women died.
Fiber intake was found to be significantly associated with mortality rate of the population analyzed.
For women and men who daily consumed about 29,4 grams / 1 oz (men) and 25,8 grams / 0.9 oz (women) of fiber, the risk of death was 22 percent lower.
What is fiber?
Fiber is that part of plant foods that your body cannot digest or absorb. It is also referred to as roughage or bulk.
Fiber is indigestible carbohydrates that are associated with decreased risk of developing SCRN disease, cancer, diabetes and excess weight.
Fiber plays an important role in lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and may contribute to weight loss and alleviate inflammatory conditions in the body.
So overall, fiber is very important! That is why you have to consume lots of food that contains fiber on a regular basis.
Foods that contain a lot of fiber are the following:
- Flax Seeds,
- Sesame Seeds,
- Sesame Butter,