How fiber can help prevent stroke

The belief that a diet high in fiber can prevent certain diseases, came about in the 1970‑ies. Today, many serious scientific community confirmed that the use of significant quantities of dietary fiber rich foods helps to prevent obesity, diabetes and such cardiovascular diseases as stroke.


Strokes are the second most common cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability in many developed countries. Therefore, prevention of stroke should be a key priority for world health.

Studies have shown that increased fiber in the diet is only 7 grams per day was associated with a significant 7% reduction in the risk of stroke. And it's not hard: 7 grams of fiber — that's two small apples a total weight of 300 grams or 70 grams of buckwheat.

How fiber helps to prevent stroke?

Dietary fibers help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. A diet high in fiber means that we eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat and fat, and it reduces blood pressure and, in addition, improves digestion and helps to stay slim.

Stroke prevention begins early.

Someone may get a stroke at the age of 50 years, but the premise leading to it are formed for decades. One study, in which people watched for 24 years — from 13 to 36 years showed that reduced fiber intake in adolescence was associated with a tightening of the arteries. Scientists have discovered a diet-related differences in arterial stiffness even in children under the age of 13. This means that already at a young age need to consume more dietary fiber.

How to diversify the diet with fiber?

Whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits, nuts are the principal sources useful for the body fiber.

Keep in mind that a sharp adding too many products with gluten in the diet can promote the formation of intestinal gas, bloating and spasms. Increase fiber intake gradually over several weeks. This will allow the bacteria in the digestive system to adapt to changes. In addition, drink plenty of water. Fiber works best when it absorbs liquid. published

Author: Yulia Korneva


P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©

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