Health professionals have long praised the benefits of insoluble fiber for bowel regularity and overall health. New findings from the University of Minnesota provide further evidence emphasizing the importance of incorporating fiber into our daily meals.
In a new study published in Nutrients, scientists discovered that every plant-based source of insoluble fiber boasts distinct bioactive components. These compounds are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes, suggesting that their health advantages extend beyond the mere benefits of fiber.
“People understand the need for fiber and how it relates to gut health — an area of wellness that is becoming increasingly important as scientific research continues to reveal its impact on overall health and wellbeing,” said Joanne Slavin, co-author of the paper and a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. “Fiber is the marker of health that is included in our dietary guidelines and found on product labels, but our research indicates that we need to ensure the other valuable components of fiber-containing plant sources — the bioactives — are also recognized as providing valuable benefits for human health.”
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Scitechdaily/November 02, 2023