Consume the right amount of fiber helps to prevent diseases and the loss of working capacity in old age. To such conclusion the Australian scientists from the Institute Westmead Millenium.
Fiber is found in bread, cereals and fruits. The researchers analyzed data from more than 1,600 adults aged 50 years and older. During the study evaluated several factors, including the total consumption of carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, glycemic index and glycemic load.
Successful aging was associated only fiber intake. Under prosperous aging scientists understood the absence of disability, symptoms, depression, respiratory symptoms and chronic diseases, particularly coronary heart disease.
Those people who consumed the most fiber, at 80% more likely to live a long and healthy life.