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June 22, 2015 • Diabetes

Fiber Scores for Diabetes Protection

gold checkFiber’s credentials as a health hero just received yet another notable accolade– this time for cutting the risk of type 2 diabetes. In a study that followed the diets of over 29,000 Europeans for an average of 11 years, those consuming the most fiber were almost 20 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes vs. those consuming the least. In this study, fiber’s protective effects appeared to be largely related to superior weight control. Meaning, those consuming the most fiber were also more likely to have a lower BMI. Additionally, of the various food sources of fiber, cereal-based and vegetable-based fiber appeared to be the most protective. (Diabetologia, May 26, 2015)

Fiber is a true workhorse for fighting fat because it can do so through many different channels, including improving satiety and boosting metabolic function.

I simply cannot stress enough how vital this key nutrient is for weight control and maintenance of good metabolic function. For best results, strive to consume 30 or more grams a day. Unfortunately, the average daily intake is a paltry 12 grams!

Click here to see how to reap the most from this remarkable plant-based compound.