A lack of fiber is one of the main flaws of the modern diet.
Whole plant foods have largely given way to heavily processed products that have lost most of their fiber.
Growing evidence suggests that low-fiber diets may adversely affect the gut microbiota, contributing to the development of many chronic lifestyle diseases.
A recent review discussed the importance of dietary fiber for the beneficial bacteria living in your gut, and how you can preserve a healthy gut microbiota.
This review discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiota by eating enough fiber.