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Eating fiber-rich fruit and bread can make you 79 percent more likely to get older without suffering illnesses, according to an Australian study following 1,600 adults for 10 years.
At the end of the study, 250 participants had gotten older without chronic disease, such as cancer or heart disease, and also had no depression, disability, cognitive impairment, diabetes or other health problems — and those people had the highest fiber intake from fruits and bread.
“We speculate that fiber might be reducing inflammation in the body, which is an important factor in a lot of these diseases and could have a protective influence on health,” said the lead study author Bamini Gopinath of the University of Sydney.
10 high-fiber fruits and breads
8. 100% whole-grain bread
9. Bread with at least 4 grams of fiber per two slices
10. Bread with seeds and oats