High Fiber Diet

A high fiber diet is used to treat several gastrointestinal conditions. These include irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis and internal/external hemorrhoids. Some research data also indicates that increasing the amount of fiber in your diet may decrease the incidence of colon cancer. In addition, the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Government both recommend a diet with 35-39 grams of fiber per day. Such a diet may also improve your cholesterol and help prevent heart disease.