For good health, you’ve probably been told to eat more fiber — but all fibers are not alike. If you have risk factors for coronary artery disease and stroke, such as belly fat, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity, it’s a good idea to know the difference. Here’s how fiber in general can add years to your life.

Karen’s Fit Tip: Fiber is being linked to improved immunity and anti-inflammatory effects. Chronic inflammation plays a role in heart attack and stroke. Snack on nuts and seeds, roasted chickpeas, air-popped popcorn. Spread avocado on your toast and sandwiches instead of butter or mayonnaise.

Karen Owoc

I’m a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, KRON 4's weekly health expert, speaker, and author of my book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100".

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