Every year, as the holidays come to a close and resolutions kick in, many Americans vow to lose weight. Despite their best wishes, there’s no reset button on holiday excess, and therefore nearly half of Americans admit to committing to a diet but failing after just six months.
The numbers regarding heart disease are staggering. More than one in four Americans die as a result of the disease, and it is the leading cause of death for men and women. It impacts so many of us, either personally or through our connections to loved ones, friends and family.
It’s no surprise that fiber, with its significant consumption benefits, is a frequently discussed nutrient. I strive to serve my family a balanced dinner that helps meet our fiber goals. Still, my family struggles with meeting the goals. And we’re not alone.