My Father is a doctor and he was always telling me from a young age that it’s so important to eat a fiber rich diet. My mother often had whole grain foods around the kitchen, so I new from I young age the importance of dietary fiber. A high-fiber diet may help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Fiber can lower the blood sugar level, cut cholesterol, and may even prevent colon cancer and help you avoid hemorrhoids. But few people are getting enough of it. Women should get about 25 grams a day and men at least 35 to 40, but the average person gets just 15 grams a day. Eating fiber-rich whole foods—not foods that tout "added fiber"—is the best way to increase your fiber intake,

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