Mother and Daughter Making a Salad16According to a recent study, people who eat between 25 and 29 grams of fiber per day reduce their risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer by 15-30%.

“Americans are getting, on average, about 12 and a half grams of fiber each day, which isn’t enough,” said wellness expert Michael Roizen, MD, who did not participate in the study. “This study showed a sizeable reduction in health risks from getting at least 25 grams of fiber.”03

Found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, fiber also helps to lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol and body weight.

Eating fiber-rich foods is a great complement to other preventive measures, such as getting an annual wellness exam from your family doctor. MedBen WellLiving can help your organization put together a focused program that promotes better health through physician care and healthier lifestyles.

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