High Fiber Diet May Prevent Diverticulitis

A diet with healthy amounts of fiber has many benefits such as lowering cholesterol, reducing risk of heart disease, some cancers and diabetes, lowering blood sugar levels and aiding with weight loss. Fiber also helps prevent diverticulitis, a common disease of the large intestine. Individuals who do not consume enough fiber in their diets have a much higher risk of suffering from diverticulitis. Experts suggest the best ways to prevent the disease are by drinking large amounts of water and to increase the fiber intake in one’s diet. Women should take in 25-30 grams of fiber each day while men should eat 35 grams daily. Foods high in fiber include carrots, pears, apples, artichokes, broccoli and kiwi. More here

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