WHO Study Confirms that Diets High in Fiber Lower People’s Chances of Heart Disease

90% of our population is not eating enough fiber! Fiber is known to reduce your chances of heart attacks, strokes, type-2 diabetes while keeping your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels down. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the results of a study that comprises 50 years of research on dietary fiber and confirmed that a higher consumption of it, which can be found in whole grain cereals, pasta, bread, among others, have greater benefits to protect against cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal and breast cancer. According to the study, similar findings for whole grain consumption were observed. The “implementation of recommendations to increase dietary fiber intake and to replace refined grains with whole grains is expected to benefit human health,” the report indicated. 

The news was welcomed by KAMUT International, a company dedicated for over 30 years to protecting and preserving the exceptional qualities of its ancient grain KAMUT® khorasan wheat for the benefit of all those who are interested in high quality, healthy food. Khorasan wheat sold under the KAMUT®brand name guarantees that the grain has been organically grown and is the pure and unmodified ancient khorasan wheat. It is very high in fiber (10.67g), protein (14.39g) and many minerals, especially selenium, zinc and magnesium, compared to modern wheat, and contains high levels of antioxidants as well as lipids, which makes it a ”high energy” grain.

The findings of the WHO study contrast with low-carb diet trends and gives strong evidence that a high-fiber diet, according to the study we should be eating at least 25g to 29g a day, has protective effects against a wide range of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Fiber is found in “good” carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread and oat-based muesli.

The WHO study reinforces the need of a balanced dietary pattern that assures mid-and-long term benefits. Ancient grains like KAMUT® khorasan wheat have long been recognized for their positive effect on health and the important role they play in an everyday diet that follows the basics of the Mediterranean diet.

After reading these facts will you prioritize adding more fiber into your diet?

Giselle Chollett