Adding fiber to the diet can cancel the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. According to a new study by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, one of the major Canadian charities, even small daily dietary changes made by adding fiber could easily reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some type of cancer. Scientists advise, for example, to choose a cereal that has at least 4 grams of fiber per meal, eat fruit as a snack or dessert and limit the intake of fruit juices (the fruit peel contains more fiber), choose to eat pasta and whole wheat bread, add dried fruit to salad or yogurt cereals.
The researchers also recommend adding the fibers to the diet slowly, a little at a time, until the desired daily intake is reached, to avoid, with a sudden change, constipation and cramps. A diet rich in fiber reduces the risk of colon cancer A diet rich in fiber could help reduce the risk of colon cancer: a new study by Michigan State University in the US suggests that fiber supplements feed bacterial cells that live in our digestive system and which in turn fight harmful bacteria and inflammation, responsible for the increased risk of cancer. "Some bacteria in our bodies act like cancer killer cells, eliminating infections caused by other bacteria and reducing inflammation, risk factors for the onset of colon cancer," said Jenifer Fenton, researcher in charge of the study published in the Journal of Nutrition: "In our experiment, laboratory rats we had given probiotic pills and supplements had a greater production of protective bacteria in the digestive system.These supplements, such as galacto-oligosaccharide, help to assimilate the fibers contained in foods such as biscuits and milk for babies, reducing colitis and therefore also the risk of developing colon cancer ".