Monday, 20 October 2008

Whole Grains Not the Only Source for Much-Needed Fiber

A diet with whole grains, such as spelt, teff, kasha and amaranth, can decrease the risk of certain chronic diseases. Sensitive to wheat? Try quinoa. Fruits and veggies, too, can help prevent heart disease and high blood pressure...
...With our grocery dollar shrinking, more of us are motivated to be sure we’re getting the most nutrition for our money.
One important nutritional guideline to remember is to include adequate fiber in your diet to lower the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Who needs how much?
Women younger than age 50 should aim for 25 grams and men 38 grams of fiber daily.

Full Article: Add the right kind of fiber to your diet; by SHIRLEY PERRYMAN, on Coloradoan.com




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