Fiber is key to good health

From Cooking Light

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The American Academy of Personal Training

Want to lower your risk of heart disease?  Start eating more fiber.  The National Cancer Institute reports that eating a diet rich in fiber can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by 22%.  Eating more fiber can also lower your risk of getting some cancers, diabetes and obesity.  The USDA guidelines encourage Americans to up their fiber by eating certain fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  You should try to eat 25 grams of fiber per day.