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Carmel, CA High Fiber Diet Can Reduce Gum Disease Risk

by Richard Kuehn on 03/18/17

We all know that eating a diet high in fiber is good for us and can prevent heart disease.  A study which was published in the Journal of Nutrition (10/26/16) found that eating high-fiber foods, particularly whole grains, can prevent gum disease.  Those in the study who consumed less than 12 grams of fiber per day were 27%more likely to have moderate to severe gum disease than those who ate more than the recommended 23 grams daily.  An apple with the skin on it has about 4 grams of fiber, while a slice of whole-wheat bread has about 2 grams.  A cup of cooked lentils has a massive 16 grams.  Eat healthy and prevent heart and gum disease!  

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