How to Reduce Risk of Premature Death by 22 Percent

A study shows you can reduce your risk of premature death by 22 percent by adding this to your diet.
A study shows you can reduce your risk of premature death by 22 percent by adding this to your diet. (iStock photo )

Enjoying life involves a variety of things, including spending time with children (or grandchildren) and being able to travel, or to enjoy simply life in general. Key health decisions impact the longevity of life, and many are simple to follow.

Digestive Tract Health

Studies continue to confirm healthy digestive tracts increase health and wellness in the individual. Recently, one study suggested eating sufficient fiber within the diet can indeed extend life. The end result of the study supports a healthy fiber intake reduces death related to cardiovascular issues, infectious diseases and respiratory illnesses.

Information provided by the National Cancer Institute reveals more specific statistics within the study. One study that included nearly 220,000 people over a period of nine years offers continuing favorable data. A change in the diet can add years of life.

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Decreasing Risk of Death

Eating a healthy amount of fiber every day helps to keep the digestive system working properly. Many studies suggest this one action alone decreases the risk of developing cancers, diabetes and heart disease.

A fiber-rich diet allows the body to absorb nutrients more efficiently. Soluble fibers "grab" water and becomes a gel-like substance. This mixture undergoes a fermenting process. Insoluble fibers also add bulk to the stool.

During the fermentation process of soluble fibers, the production of salubrious compounds results and this provides benefits for the body. Add this process to the presence of insoluble fiber in the digestive tract and the result includes more bulk, soft stools, and less time for food to be in the digestive tract.

Healthy Guidelines

Individuals who consume at least 26 grams of fiber each day will potentially gain a 22 percent advantage of life over those who consume less. Individuals followed during the research study also decreased in health risks of heart diseases and lung issues, and their bodies were able to resist infectious ailments.

Although the federal government recommends people to consume 28 grams of fiber in a day on a 2,000-calorie program, many in America do not consume a sufficient amount of dietary fiber. Youth obesity rates are on the rise and seem strongly related to decreased fiber intake adding to the current health epidemic that, for the most part, can be avoided by making healthy decisions.

In addition to consuming foods high in fiber such as beans, peas, barley, legumes and lentils, consider trying Dr. Colbert's pharmaceutical grade Fiber Formula. Click here for the details of this fiber.

Don Colbert, M.D., has been board-certified in Family Practice for over 25 years and practices Anti-Aging and Integrative medicine. He is a New York Times best-selling author of books such as The Bible Cure Series, What Would Jesus Eat, Deadly Emotions, What You Don't Know May Be Killing You, and many more with over 10 million books sold. He is the Medical Director of the Divine Health Wellness Center in Orlando, Florida, where he has treated over 50,000 patients.

For the original article, visit drcolbert.com.

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