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How Fiber Works for You

Fiber is best known for helping to keep food moving efficiently through your body. This is only one of the many ways that fiber contributes to good health. Fiber helps prevent: * Heart disease: Fiber aids in the prevention of heart disease by lowering your cholesterol. * Cancer: Research shows people with a high-fiber diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains are less likely to develop certain types of cancer. * Diabetes: Fiber helps control blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. * Digestive problems: Adequate amounts of fiber from foods can help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. * Weight control: A high-fiber eating plan is lower in calories and tends to make you feel full faster. You can get all the fiber you need from foods. A registered dietitian can help you with a fiber-rich eating plan. (Produced by ADAs Public Relations Team)

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