About Fiber

What Fiber Can Do For You

You probably already know that fiber is an important part of your diet, and that it's good for regularity and constipation. However, you maybe surprised at how many other ways a high-fiber diet can benefit your health.
  1. Fiber not only promotes general wellness and intestinal health, it lowers the risk of developing many diseases and conditions that can put your life in danger - heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, and certain cancers (John Hopkins Medical Center)
  2. Fiber can help lower cholesterol by absorbing fat and cholesterol from food. (Pat Baird, registered dietitian and NFC Vice-chair)
  3. Not only does fiber prevent fat absorption, it also helps you feel fuller longer. Filling up on high-fiber foods means you'll have less room for high-fat and highly caloric low-fiber foods (Dr. James Anderson, professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition and NFC chair)
  4. Some researchers have calculated that if Americans doubled their intake for fiber, they could cut 100 calories from their daily diet - which could shave off 10 pounds of yearly weight gain (WebMD.com)
  5. Fiber helps with intestinal health and regularity


What's New

NFC Fiber Review Paper Published by Nutrition Reviews

Hungry Kids: Fill Them Up with Healthy High-Fiber Foods

Keeping Fit with Fiber
Valerie Waters talks about the link between fitness and fiber.