Dietary fiber has been shown to support satiety and weight loss efforts. Now a new study published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health suggests that consuming high-fiber foods throughout the day can help support overall health and well-being. Researchers speculate that dietary fiber may play a role in reducing cholesterol, attenuating blood glucose, promoting calcium bioavailability and supporting both digestive and immune system health.

True Strength Moment: Fiber is found in fruits and vegetables including nuts, beans and whole grains. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Most Americans fall far short of the recommended 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day. If you’re included in this group, gradually increase your intake over time and make an effort to spread fiber consumption out over several meals.