Q: If you had to chose one food that everyone should incorporate into their diet what would it be?
A: This is a loaded question, as I always encourage people to eat a well-balanced diet. However, the one nutrient that has the most health benefits and is generally under-represented in the American diet is fiber. Adults should get 35 grams a day. If you monitored your diet for a day, you’re likely to find that you fall far short of this goal.
Dr. Brent Ridge is the health expert for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. You can call and ask him a question live every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 112 (1.866.675.6675). You can also follow along as he learns to grow his own food, raise goats, and make goat milk soap on his farm in upstate New York by visiting www.beekman1802.com.
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