Why You Should Switch To Whole Grain Fiber Right Now

August 21, 2015


Getting lots of fiber is the basis of healthy diet, that’s fine and we all know that, but what we probably don’t know is that eating whole fiber can actually prevent you from dying prematurely. Newest reports state that diets based on whole grain fiber are able to prevent cardiovascular, infectious, or respiratory diseases.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

The National Cancer Institute conducted a research in which they followed more than 500,000 people and found that men with higher dietary fiber intake had a 22% lower risk of dying prematurely.

Dr. Yikyung Park of the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, stated that their diets (high in whole grain fiber) lowered their risk of getting cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory diseases by a staggering 24% – 56% in men, and by 34% – 59% in women.

Whole Grains Are The Way To Go

Nutritionists recommend we get at least 14 g of fiber per 1,000 calories, however, not all types of fiber are this healthy.

Lawrence de Koning and Frank B. Hu, the doctors from Harvard university say that only grain sources of fiber are linked to aforementioned findings.

“While fiber is clearly a component of whole grains, the reverse is not true. Fiber isolates probably do not provide the same benefits as intact, whole grains. Substituting whole grains for refined grains would provide benefits not only from fiber but also from other unique health-promoting components of whole grains.”

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