How to make healthier food choices for your health

Fiber rich foods have been gaining in popularity as Americans become more aware of the health benefits of consuming them. 

And while the new findings have been a surprise, there are some new recommendations out there to make sure they are well-rounded. 

Here are five things to know about fiber rich diets and their health benefits: 1.

Fiber is the key to healthy food for your body and mind.

Fiber, which is made up of six different types of molecules, is found in a variety of plant, animal and human foods. 

The body breaks down the fiber into its components, including the sugars, carbohydrates and proteins. 

Fiber also provides nutrients like vitamins and minerals, which are found in fruits, vegetables and grains.


It may be one of the key nutrients you need to get a good meal, according to researchers.

A high fiber diet can help you feel full and prevent constipation, says researcher Jody Cushing, Ph.

D., a professor of nutrition at the University of South Florida. 

“The more fiber you consume, the more satiety you experience, says Cushing. 

She recommends that people eat a high-fiber, low-fat (or less fat) diet.


It helps calm the nervous system and increase blood flow, she says. “

Fiber has a mood-boosting effect,” says Dr. Cushing in a blog post about her findings.

It helps calm the nervous system and increase blood flow, she says. 


It can also help prevent the onset of heart disease. 

Dr. Cush offers a simple method for making a healthy diet that can help with heart disease prevention: Limit red meat and processed meat. 


Fiber rich food can also provide a source of calcium and vitamin D. As you might imagine, the good news is that these nutrients are also found in some other foods that have been traditionally considered healthy. 

For example, red meat is typically associated with heart attack, stroke and other health problems. 

In fact, it is estimated that the average American eats just over a pound of red meat a year, according a 2012 study from the American Heart Association.