Higher fiber intakes associated with lower stroke risk.
British researchers report you can lower your risk of stroke by 7% for each additional 7 grams of daily fiber consumed. This data comes from a meta-analysis of 8 prospective studies. This is equivalent to the amount of fiber found in a single serving of beans or 1 large apple. Few individuals actually eat the recommended 25+ grams of fiber. It is possible that fiber is a marker for other healthy activities like exercise or not smoking.
PositiveTip: Choose more fiber rich foods each day in your diet.