Fiber Is Your Food Foundation

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By Dr. Mercola

Most people, Americans in particular, need to eat more fiber. The evidence suggests a high-fiber diet can help manage your weight,1 which impacts over two-thirds of the population. Even more importantly, researchers have discovered that short-chain fatty acids produced by bacteria that feed on plant fiber are major epigenetic communicators. In other words, they actually communicate with your DNA, thereby providing protection against a number of different diseases.2,3,4

Studies have also confirmed that high-fiber diets help reduce your risk of premature death from any cause5 — a side effect linked to a reduction in

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