A new report suggests people who eat high-fiber diets have lower risk of death and chronic diseases.
A New Zealand researcher co-authored a report published Thursday in the journal– The Lancet.
After looking at 40 years worth of studies and tests, he found that higher intakes of fiber reduced body weight, total cholesterol, and mortality.
There was also a drop in a range of diseases including heart disease, type two diabetes and colorectal cancer.
Dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates like beans., whole-grain cereal and seeds.