Consuming this nutrient can help reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis, and constipation. It also helps maintain your blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and can help with weight loss by keeping you feeling full for longer.
How much you need: Ages 19-50: 38 g/day; age 51+: 30 g/day
Where to get it: Black beans, lentils, peas, bran cereal, fruits, vegetables
Warnings: Introduce fiber into your diet slowly with an increased water intake to avoid gastrointestinal distress.