Scientists have named products that help extend life | Petrozavodsk SPEAKS | The newspaper "Petrozavodsk" online

Experts believe that daily consumption of 25-30 grams of fiber can help prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and diseases that shorten life. This conclusion was made by researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand and the University of Dundee (Scotland) in the process of analyzing 185 studies and 58 clinical trials ..

According to their calculations, about 17 grams of the beneficial substance get into the body of most women a day. Men - 21 g. The shortage of the substance, according to the researchers, is due to the fact that many are not used to eating enough fiber-containing foods. In addition, people use little of healthy dietary fiber because of popular low-carb diets.

According to scientists, to get at least 25 grams of dietary fiber per day, a person needs to eat half a cup of oatmeal (this is 9 g of fiber), a large piece of black bread (2 g), a cup of boiled lentils (4 g), two apples with the peel (8 g), potatoes in their skins (2 g) and medium carrots (3 g), the RG reports.

According to their calculations, the transition of 1,000 people from a diet low in fiber to a diet high in diet will help prevent 13 deaths and six cases of heart disease.