SPONSORED: More fiber can reduce risk for breast cancer

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 10:02 AM CDT
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We all know that what you eat can impact your health. We are learning more everyday about certain foods that can reduce your risk for cancer.

According to a new study by the American Cancer Society, women who consumed more fiber were 8% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Nutritionists say getting your fiber from food instead of supplements is preferred, and it's not hard to find. Fiber is found in plant foods, so make sure you choose whole wheat over white versions of your favorite pastas and breads. Fiber is also found in beans, chickpeas, lentils and many types of fruit.

The most important tip is to make sure you get enough fiber in your diet.

"Most Americans fall far short of the recommended daily allowance for fiber," says Samantha Bulgrin, a registered dietician. "For women, they can aim for 25 grams of fiber per day or more and men, we want to see 38 grams of fiber per day or more. I like to tell patients if you can get 30 grams a day or more, that would be excellent."

Fill up on the fiber and help reduce your risk for developing cancer.