A new study confirms the importance of a high-fiber diet to prevent heart disease.
According to the American Heart Association, people who eat a diet high in fiber when they're young are less likely to have heart problems later in life.
Researchers recommend at least 25 grams of fiber a day to reduce the risk of heart disease.
The study also found that people 20 to 39 years old as well as those 40 to 59 years old, who had a higher fiber intake, had a significantly lower risk for cardiovascular disease than those with the least intake of fiber.
Fiber helps lower blood pressure and decreases the rates of obesity and high cholesterol. Foods like broccoli, beans and whole-grain bread are considered fiber-rich foods.