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The Connection Between a Fiber-Rich Diet and Heart Health

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Heart disease is a potentially life-threatening condition that may be accompanied by additional complications which cause an individual to be unable to work. Long-term disability benefits may be available in instances where you are unable to work for an extended period of time.

Because heart disease is such a widespread issue in the United States, many health experts have put a focus on reducing the number of Americans who have the disease. According to Science Blog, young and middle-aged adults who consume a fiber-rich diet can significantly lower their risk of heart disease.

This comes from a study done by Northwestern Medicine which was presented a week ago at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Scientific Sessions 2011” in Atlanta, Ga.

Adults between the ages of 20 and 59 who made fiber a regular part of their diet were found to have a lowered lifetime risk for heart disease in comparison to those who had a low fiber diet.
The lifetime reduction in the risk for heart disease is an important component to this finding.

The AHA recommends that adults consume at least 25 grams of dietary fiber everyday.
They also indicate that processed foods with high fiber aren’t beneficial because they contain high amounts of sodium. It is best to eat whole foods.

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease and would like to know if you qualify to receive long-term disability benefits a South Florida long-term disability representative can talk to you about your eligibility.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.