Most Americans consume about 15 grams of fiber daily. That’s less than half the amount they need. This means many people often suffer from constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis (small hernias of the large bowel). A high fiber diet also helps to decrease bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) by increasing the excretion rate of cholesterol in the bile.
But there’s more; most people are unaware of the huge role fiber plays in helping to maintain a healthy weight. “Really?”, you say. Yes!