Fiber may not be the sexiest of nutrients—but packing more into your diet could save your ticker.
Filling up on fiber may save your heart: The more total, insoluble, and fruit and vegetable fiber that you consume, the lower your risk of both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, a new UK study reports.
Follow below table:
- Bread, grains
- Whole-grain bread or rolls
- Whole-grain cereals
- Pancakes, waffles, and muffins with fruit or bran
- Unrefined (brown) rice
- Raw vegetables, especially broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, and spinach
- Cooked vegetables including those listed above and asparagus, beans, Brussels sprouts, corn, potatoes, rhubarb, squash, string beans, and turnips
- Prunes, raisins, or other dried fruits
- Raw fruits, especially those with skins or seeds, other than ripe banana or avocado
- Legumes (beans), popcorn, nuts, and seeds
- High-fiber snack bars