Heart disease again shown to be directly linked to fibre and plant intake

Heart disease again shown to be directly linked to fibre and plant intake

Here’s a little known fact; only plants contain fibre.

Our findings indicate that the consumption of dietary fiber was consistently below the recommended total adequate intake levels.  Low dietary fiber intake and associations between higher dietary fiber and a lower prevalence of cardiometabolic risks suggest the need to develop new strategies and policies to increase dietary fiber intake”
Researcher Cheryl R. Clark, October 2013.

“Fiber is the miracle carbohydrate; it fills you up but your body doesn’t absorb all of the calories in high fiber foods”
Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D.

The researchers looked at over 23,000 people and found that those eating the most fibre had around 30% less risk of heart disease than those eating the least.

Where is the only place you find fibre? 

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and legumes, with vegetable fibre being the very best fibre of all.

Study “Dietary Fiber Intake and Cardiometabolic Risks among US Adults, NHANES 1999-2010”, as published in The American Journal of Medicine on 16 October, 2013.  The analysis covered 23,168 volunteers in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) 1999-2010, and was released by Science World Report and The Examiner on October 19, 2013.  http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(13)00631-1/abstract


Posted: Wednesday 23 October 2013