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High-Fiber Diets may Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

separator A new study indicates that you should get about 30 grams of fiber per day to reduce your risk of colon cancer. How can you do this? Here are some fiber counts for you:

High-fiber breakfast cereal: 14 grams
One apple: 3.5 grams
One banana: 3 grams
One cup of brown rice: 3 grams
2 slices whole wheat bread: 4 grams
1/2 cup cooked carrots 2.5 grams

To find the nutritional counts on a wide variety of foods, visit the USDA’s Nutrient Data Laboratory.

The Lancet, 3 May 2003; US Department of Agriculture.
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