Research shows how much fiber should we eat.
Health organizations and researchers have worked hard on benefits on fiber. But how much fiber should we eat?
This question encouraged WHO(World Health Organization) to order a new study. Results showed up in the journal The Lancet.
New research wants to develop new guidelines for fiber consumption. Noncontagious diseases are also known as chronic diseases. These stay for a long time and increase slowly. According to the World Health Organization, there are four types of chronic disease: cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Prof Jim Mann at University of Otago, explains “ previous reviews and analysis have examined a single indication of carbohydrate quality and a limited number of disease, so it is not possible to say which food to eat for protecting against these conditions.”
25-29 grams of fiber is ideal for daily intake.
Reynolds and his colleagues examined a large number of data set including 185 observation studies. 58 clinical trials over 4,600 people, This study took place over 40 years.
The diseases were: stroke, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 disease, colon cancer and a range of related cancer, such as prostate cancer and breast cancer.
But the study shows people who consume fiber in routine(20-30%) are less likely to die from heart disease, as compared to those who take less fiber.
Food rich with fiber are pulses such as peas, beans lentils, and chickpeas. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits.
The study also revealed the amount a person should take on a daily bases is 25-29 grams. Adults in united states consume 15 gram on a daily bases.He also suggests that a person taking intake of more than 29 gram can benefit more in health.
Why fiber is so good?
Professor Jim Mann said, “Foods rich with fiber that need chewing hold much of their structure and help in weight control and increase lipid and glucose level,”.