Living with Herbs
Yes, we have heard that before: Eating more fiber is good for our body and health; it speeds up the passage of food and waste through your gut. But there is more. New research confirms that greater fiber intake lowers the risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. In a Meta Analysis researchers of the University of Leeds, UK, found that the likelihood of a heart event steadily declines with increased fiber intake.
They looked at fiber in general and then more closely at insoluble fiber and soluble fiber.
Sources of soluble fiber are: oatmeal, oat cereal, flax seed, legumes, fruits, and berries.
Sources of insoluble fiber are: whole wheat & whole grains, seeds & nuts, brown rice, and vegetables.
They found that you need all: Soluble fiber reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Insoluble fiber lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.
So make sure you add fruit to your morning high fiber cereal, and veggies and whole grain to other meals throughout the day.
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It's easy and healthy using more herbs: 'Living With Herbs' is a blog giving little tips, recipes, and information on herbs.
Dr. Angela C. Fritz