10 Fiber Facts - Fiber Choice®

10 Fiber Facts

April 16, 2019

1. A new study has discovered a correlation between an increased fiber intake and a reduced risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).1
In your body, fiber works to protect you from major NCDs like heart disease, cancers, or serious respiratory diseases.

2. Most children today do not consume enough fiber.
To sustain healthy growth, children between 4-8 years of age need to consume 25 grams of fiber daily.2

3. High fiber intake helps women with their cardiovascular health.3
It’s been shown that when women consume more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, their overall heart health increases!

4. Individuals with high fiber intake are 29% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.4
Fiber lowers the glycemic index of foods, meaning they are digested more slowly, which slows the production of blood glucose.

5. Avocados are an excellent source of fiber.5
By consuming only half of a single avocado, you are providing your body with 5 grams of fiber.

6. Dietary fiber will help make your skin clearer and brighter.6
Fiber soaks up toxins and eliminates them through your digestive system. This prevents them from being eliminated through your pores.

7. Fiber can help you sleep better.7
By having a dinner or late snack that is high in fiber, your body can keep blood sugar levels steadier through the night. This leads to a longer, healthier night of rest!

8. No animal products contain fiber.8
The only natural foods that contain dietary fiber are the products of plants.

9. Inulin is a natural dietary fiber found in many fruits and vegetables.9
By providing your body with increased levels of inulin, you can stimulate the growth of the helpful gut bacteria that make up a healthy digestive system.

10. Consuming more dietary fiber can aid in preventing colon cancer .10
As research is being done on the effects of dietary fiber on a body’s overall health, more scientists are coming to believe that it plays a role in preventing digestive-related cancer.

 

 

1 Rushlau, Katherine. High intake of dietary fiber and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases. Integrative Practitioner. https://www.integrativepractitioner.com/topics/news/high-intake-of-dietary-fiber-and-whole-grains-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-non-communicable-diseases  

 

2 Kids Need Fiber: Here’s Why and How. healthychildren.org. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Kids-Need-Fiber-Heres-Why-and-How.aspx

 

3 Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease/art-20046167

 

4 Vann, Madeline. How Fiber Helps Control High Blood Sugar. Everyday Health. https://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/diet/control-high-blood-sugar-with-fiber/

 

5 Campbell, Meg. The Type of Fiber in an Avocado. SFGate. https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/type-fiber-avocado-5799.html

 

6 Robinson, Lawrence. Segal, Roberts. High-Fiber Foods: How Fiber Keeps You Full, Improves Health, and Aids Weight Loss. HelpGuide. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/high-fiber-foods.htm/

 

7 Franco, Michael. Not sleeping so well? Eating fiber might help. Cnet. https://www.cnet.com/news/not-sleeping-so-well-eating-fiber-might-help/

 

8 Busch, Sandi. Zero Fiber Food. SFGate. https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/zero-fiber-food-7968.html

 

9 Spritzler, Franziska. Inulin 101 – A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318593.php

 

10 Gardner, Amanda. Can Fiber Protect Against Cancer? WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/fiber-cancer#1