Fiber may not be one of the most appealing of ingredients, but when it comes to your health, it’s kind of a rockstar. It can lower your risk of diabetes, prevent or relieve constipation, and its ability to lower cholesterol means it’s great for heart health.
Women should aim for 25-30 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber each day, while men should consume an average of 30-38 grams per day. But increasing your fiber intake should be slow and steady. In the video below, ProMedica Wellness Dietitian Nathan Drendel offers some tips for boosting your fiber intake for better heart health.
Looking for other heart healthy food ideas? Read 4 Super Foods for Your Heart.