Fi­bre’s Good!

Health & Nutrition - - NUTRITION UPDATE -

Peo­ple who eat lots of high-fi­bre and whole grain food have lower risk of heart dis­ease, stroke, di­a­betes and other chronic dis­eases than peo­ple whose di­ets are low in fi­bre, a study com­mis­sioned by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) says. For ev­ery eight gram in­crease in fi­bre eaten a day, to­tal deaths and in­ci­dences of heart dis­ease, type 2 di­a­betes and bowel can­cer fell by 5 to 27%, say re­searchers. Pro­tec­tion against stroke and breast can­cer also rose. A good tar­get for those want­ing to reap health gains would be to eat 25 to 29 gms of di­etary fi­bre a day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.