It’s fairly well established that fiber prevents disease – helping to keep problems like blood sugar spikes, elevated cholesterol levels, and even certain types of cancer at bay.
But now comes a study showing that fiber can also help out after danger strikes, in this case – by preventing repeat heart attacks.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health recently published a study in the British Medical Journal showing that among heart attack survivors, the highest fiber eaters had the lowest risk of having another heart attack.
Over 4,000 subjects were involved in the study which found that greater fiber intake was inversely associated with all cause mortality.
And, it turns out that cereal fiber is particularly cardioprotective.
What’s a cereal fiber? Try:
- Whole wheat pasta
Bottom line? According to this study, fiber helps heart disease, both before and after heart attack…proving that it’s really never too late to start falling in love with fiber.