Dietary fiber makes feces heavier and softer. Bulky stool reduces constipation. Fiber absorbs water and provides bulk, which may solidify loose, watery stools.
A high-fiber diet may reduce your risk of hemorrhoids and colon pouches (diverticular disease). High-fiber diets may help reduce colorectal cancer risk. Colon fiber ferments. Researchers are investigating how this may prevent colon illnesses.
Soluble fiber in beans, oats, flaxseed, and oat bran may reduce low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol. High-fiber diets may help lower blood pressure and inflammation.
especially soluble fiber—by slowing sugar absorption. Insoluble fiber may help lower type 2 diabetes risk.
Helps you lose weight by filling you up. High-fiber meals take longer to consume and offer fewer calories per volume.
Dietary fiber, particularly cereal fiber, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and all malignancies.