Benefits of Fiber

According to Live Science, from 1999 to 2009, researchers analyzed the amounts of fiber and gluten mothers consumed during their pregnancy, as a way to reduce the risk of celiac disease, an autoimmune disease attacks the small intestine when reacted with gluten.

In a study of almost 90,000 children and mothers, they found that mothers who consume over 45 grams of fiber each day had a 34% less likely chance of having a child with Celiac disease. The intake of gluten had no noticeable effect.

Though there is still more research to be done to prove this theory, we know that maintaining a fiber rich diet is essential to our health. Fiber has many benefits including improving digestive health along with stabilizing blood sugar.

Fiber rich diets not only provide us with health benefits, but might also be an aid in preventing celiac. Great sources of fiber come from fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, and make for great snacks!

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