Heart health and fiber

If you’ve suffered from a heart attack, you may want to add more fiber to your diet.

Increasing your intake of the nutrient can lower a heart attack survivor’s chance of dying within nine years following their attack by 25 percent. That’s according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

Some fiber-rich foods to consider include certain cereals and whole-wheat breads and pastas.

“A lot of people don’t love whole wheat pastas so I’ll tell them to try  the Omega 3 pasta or even the Smart Taste. Something like that might look more like a white pasta but it’ll have the good health benefits of the whole wheat pasta,” said Registered Dietitian Megan Conlon.

Increasing your fiber intake also has other health benefits, like lowering your risk for certain cancers.

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