Some recent studies show that fiber intake can reduce the inflammation in the body. Amount of inflammation in the body is usually measured by circulation of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in the body. Recent studies have shown that increased amount of fiber can be related to lower amount of CRP in the blood. We have seen several studies in the site which mention how fiber reduces obesity, but this new finding is a another great news.
There have been many studies done on this. Professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina says that eating more fiber does reduce the CRP, hence eating more dietary fiber is definitely beneficial.
Usually CRP levels are higher in Obese adults and decrease in the CRP levels can protect them. Study also found that the crucial factor was taking more than 8 grams of fiber per day. This is usually very easy to do unless you are a total meat eater or most of your diet consist of refined flour products. Just add 2 fruits to your diet everyday and you should be able to meet the 8 grams fiber requirement. The trials showed that CRP reduced by 0.37 mg/L in the obese people and for that the participants had to take at least 8 grams of fiber.
For remaining healthy however you need much more dietary fiber than that. Is it close to 25 grams for Women and 35 grams for men. However you can increase it more in form of natural foods and it will increase your overall health even more.
The paper was titled – Effect of dietary fiber on circulating C-reactive protein in overweight and obese adults : a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. It was published in the International journal of Food Science Nutrition in Jan 2015.