The consumption of fiber foods is associated with a reduction in mortality (cardiovascular disease, infectious, respiratory, cancer, etc..). In other words, eating dietary fiber would be a guarantee to live longer.
Food and dietary fiber
Dietary fibers are the part of plant that is not digested nor absorbed by the digestive tract. This characteristic of dietary fiber is favorable to the body, dramatically improving the intestinal transit.
The fibers facilitate the elimination of certain toxic and carcinogenic substances, reducing the cholesterol level, and specifically the absorption of glucose. Result, dietary fibers have many positive effects on health, reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Even more, the consumption of dietary fiber is accompanied by a reduction in overall mortality, as demonstrated by a study of 220,000 men and 170,000 women over 10 years.
The amount of dietary fiber consumed by each subject was evaluated through a series of questionnaires. The study ranged from 13 to 29 g/day in males and 11 to 26 g/day in females.
Amount of fibers must be consumed
They should eat cereals (bread, rice, oatmeal, oat bran or wheat …), and preferably integral.
But dietary fibers are also found in various amounts in:
- Fruit (apple, coconut, fig, plum, currant …)
- Vegetables (cabbage, celery, fennel, onion, mushrooms …)
- Legume (chickpea, lentil, peas …)
- Nutritional yeast,