So Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Cherie Ziemer and others conducted the first published investigation of using bacteria as a probiotic to increase fiber fermentation rates and reduce manure output in pigs consuming high-fiber diets
Influence of high-fiber diet
on bacterial populations in gastrointestinal tracts of obese--and lean-genotype pigs.
And consuming psyllium or a high-fiber diet
can reduce the absorption of some drugs; if you take chronic medication, check with your health care practitioner about this.
Earlier studies indicated that fiber might prevent colon cancer, but two large clinical trials that randomly assigned people to either a low- or high-fiber diet
found no difference in precancerous colon polyps.
These 98 patients were assigned to a high-fiber diet
aimed at boosting fiber intake to more than 25 g/day.
After just 1 week, individuals on the high-fiber diet
lowered total cholesterol by about 20% and reduced LDL ("bad") cholesterol by about 30%.
If you're already eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet
to protect your heart, there's a possible bonus, researchers say: It could prevent Alzheimer's disease.
I discovered I was ahead of the game as I was already drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day, consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables, and eating a low-saturated fat, high-fiber diet
Is such a high-fiber diet
good for life in a forest stream?
The patient follows a high-fiber diet
during the course of this test.
A lowfat, high-fiber diet
after age two and plenty of exercise seem to be two of the safest ways to lower blood cholesterol.
White bread will not make you gain weight and, when used in a high-fiber diet
, is an okay nutritional choice, reported the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research.