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Fitting Fiber In

Dietary fiber has long been considered the panacea for constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders like diverticulosis. Until recently, most Americans were virtually unaware of fiber’s other health benefits; but thanks to food label changes and an increasing consumer awareness, more and more people are benefiting from fiber’s powerful heart-health benefits.

The majority of us still don’t take full advantage of what fiber has to offer. Health professionals recommend a minimum of 25 grams fiber each day, whereas the average consumer is taking in roughly 14 grams. But there is still hope – read on to find out how you can help reduce your heart-disease risk by fitting more fiber in.

Fiber 101

Let’s begin with a fiber review.

For more information on a heart-healthy diet plan, please contact the Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Program at 216.444.9353 (or toll-free at 800.223.2273, extension 49353) and we can schedule a nutrition consultation.

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Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

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This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

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