This is the 'power nutrient' that can help you live a longer life, says dietitian—but 95% of Americans don't eat enough of it
July 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM EDT
Fiber is the superhero of nutrients, and yet, nearly 95% of American adults and children aren't getting enough of in their diet. In addition to reduced risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, eating fiber-rich foods have been linked to longevity. Here's why dietitians and food experts call fiber an essential nutrient, and how you can increase your daily intake.