July 22, 2024
Breakfast foods are some of the best sources of fiber.

The health benefits of fiber are many, and include blood sugar control, weight management, constipation relief and improved heart health by reducing one’s risk of heart disease and diabetes. 

But experts say many people don’t understand what the best sources for fiber are nor how much to get in a day. “Boosting consumption from foods should be strategy number one when it comes to fiber since high-fiber foods supply key sources of antioxidant nutrients and natural plant compounds that contribute to an anti-inflammatory, cancer-protective diet,” explains Karen Collins, MS, a registered dietitian and nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research. 

She says it’s important to “aim to include high-fiber foods in every meal, every day,” and, along with other experts, offers several tips for doing so. 

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