FIBER MAY HELP CURB DIABETES.
Researchers tracked 29,000 people for 11
years and found that those who ate the most fiber (more than 26 grams a
day) had an 18% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who
ate the least (less than 19 grams a day). The effect may be due to
weight loss associated with eating more vegetables and grains. The
fiber in their diets came mostly from cereals and vegetables. Eating a
diet high in fiber may make one feel fuller for longer, slow down
absorption of nutrients and help control blood sugar. Some high-fiber
foods include beans, nuts, vegetables, berries, oatmeal, popcorn, and
whole-grain breads, cereals and pastas.