The Mediterranean diet has long been hailedas a key to good health and longevity.
Did you know that fiber may have something todo with this? A new study from Italy found a link betweeneating fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables and legumes — foods all typical of a Mediterraneandiet — and health-promoting short chain fatty acids (SCFAs).
SCFAs are produced bybacteria in the gut when the body digests fiber.
SCFAs are known to promote health byreducing the risk of inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Speakto you doctor about the best diet for you.