Most people are aware they should have some level of fiber in their diet. However, the advantages of a fiber-heavy diet extend far beyond the virtues of the food pyramid. In fact, dietary fiber is an essential nutrient for losing weight, staying lean, sleeping better, and living longer.
In the past few years- even as recently as June 2016- researchers have uncovered just how far-reaching the advantages of dietary fiber are.
This infographic, created by the Purifier Professor, dives into the expansive list of fiber's benefits and the scientific research behind them.
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