A research conducted by the University of Otago in New Zealand has claimed that increasing the amount of fibre in your diet can increase the longevity of your life whilst lowering the risk of many types of chronic illnesses. The research was a part of a project sanctioned by the World Health Organisation and was executed by Andrew Reynolds and his team in New Zealand. Over 180 observational studies and 50 clinical trials done over a period of forty years was carefully analysed before coming to the consensus.
"The health benefits of dietary fibre appear to be even greater than we thought previously. Higher intakes of fiberled to a reduced incidence of a surprisingly broad range of relevant diseases (heart disease, type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer).However sugars, starches, and fibres are all carbohydrates that perform different roles in the body," said the researcher Mr. Andre Eeynold in regards to the research.
People rigorously practising a low-glycemic-index diet with a high intake of green vegetables, most fruits, kidney beans and bran breakfast cereals were found to have lower risks of undergoing a stroke in their later years. It is also possible to stave of cancer, reduce dietary conditions and control your blood pressure whilst undergoing such a diet said the study.