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Why fi­bre is what’s miss­ing from your oth­er­wise healthy diet

Men's Fitness - - Fuel -

Pop quiz:iz what oft-ne­glect­edlect­edft non-nu­tri­en­tutrit can low­erlo your riskisk ofhof heartrt dis­dis­ease, ststroke,ke di­a­betes­di­a­bet andnd sev­er­alal types of can­cer? An­swer: fi­bre, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished in the which pooled data from 17 pre­vi­ous stud­ies car­ried out on a com­bined one mil­lion par­tic­i­pants. The re­sults showed that those who ranked in the top 20% for fi­bre con­sump­tion were 16% less likely to suc­cumb to pre­ma­ture death than

those in the bot­tom 20%. For max­i­mum nu­tri­tional benefits, hit your 18g RDA of the rough stuff with a com­bi­na­tion of veg­eta­bles, fruits, nuts and whole­grains such as rye, spelt and bar­ley – no ce­real re­quired.

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