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FALL 2016

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W hile fiber is most often lauded for its digestive perks, a new study highlights another impressive reason why beans, berries, and whole grains should be a part of your everyday diet: fiber may help you live longer without disease. Researchers from University of Sydney in Australia tracked the diets of 1,600 adults age 49 and older for a decade, paying particular attention to their intake of fiber, carbohydrates, and sugar. Folks who regularly consumed the highest amounts of fiber were 80 percent more likely to have "aged successfully," meaning they remained disease-free at the end of the 10-year time period. On the other hand, those who ate the lowest levels of fiber were least likely to have aged healthfully. According to the Institute of Medicine, men age 51 and older should consume at least 30 grams of fiber daily, while women of the same age group should consume at least 21 grams. What does that look like? One cup of raspberries and half a cup of black beans provide 22.5 grams of the healthy carbohydrate. h o u s e c a l l s { fall 2016 } 15 Want to age gracefully? Fill up on fiber, recommends a new study The Golden Years Years

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