Want to Live Longer? Get More Fiber!

A recent observational study found that individuals who consumed a great amount of fiber actually lived longer. They found that the 500,000 participants in the study had a decreased cause of death from cardiovascular, infectious, or respiratory diseases by 24% to 56% in men and by 34% to 59% in women. If you’re a regular Dr. Oz viewer, getting enough fiber is not new news to you; but the question is, are you getting it?

A recent observational study found that individuals who consumed a great amount of fiber actually lived longer. They found that the 500,000 participants in the study had a decreased cause of death from cardiovascular, infectious, or respiratory diseases by 24% to 56% in men and by 34% to 59% in women. If you’re a regular Dr. Oz viewer, getting enough fiber is not new news to you; but the question is, are you getting it?

While most Americans associate high fiber with grains, it’s important not to forget about fruits, vegetables, and legumes. In fact, these foods usually have even more fiber per serving than the grains. Raspberries, for example, have 8 grams of fiber per cup, black beans have 15 grams and broccoli has 5 grams. You can see how easy it would be to get enough fiber in your diet just by having a few servings. From now on, don’t just read about fiber or talk about fiber but actually include it in your diet. According to the studies, you’ll live longer and as a side note, your bathroom habits will improve as well!


We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!