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