Adding simple, minimally processed foods to your diet can have powerful benefits.
By now you have learned to get more fiber in your diet because of its potential health benefits. It has also shown to help with weight loss when compared to those who eat a lower fiber diet. In Feb 2011, laboratories from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report that dietary fiber from grains significantly reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious, and lung diseases in a nine year follow-up study of 31,456 men and women. They also noted “Making fiber-rich food choices more often may provide significant health benefits. (Dietary Fiber Intake and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, Park et al. Arch Intern Med.2011; 0: 2011181-8.).