Have you had a heart attack, or do you know someone who has had one?
Medical professionals have recently said that eating fibre can help you improve your chances of long term recovery.
What is fibre? Fibre is inside lots of food including wholegrain bread, bran flakes, cauliflower and brocolli, seeds, beans and carrots. Fibre helps the digestion process, and prevents you from being constipated (not being able to go for a poo). Fibre also lowers the risk of bowel cancer.
The new research shows that people who’ve had a heart attack but ate lots of fibre after their attack were more likely to live longer, up to nine years longer, compared to those who didn’t eat any fibre.
Fibre can also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Most people in the UK eat 14g of fibre a day, but professionals say people should eat 18g a day. To give you an idea of how much fibre you should be eating, you would need to eat one jacket potato with baked beans and one bowl of bran flakes everyday to eat 18g of fibre.
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