Fiber is one of those things we all know we need, however the majority of us still aren’t getting enough of it. Our diet is responsible for this, as many people today just don’t eat a diet that consists of foods rich in fiber. The western diet revolves around high caloric foods which really lack fiber, and suffer the health consequences as a result. Fiber not only keeps us regular, but also helps us to fight against disease as well. These include various forms of cancer, especially within the digestive tract itself, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. Other important thing to consider when trying to get more fiber in your diet is the source. The more natural, the better. This means trying to avoid foods that have added fiber to them like certain breads, cereals and other processed foods which may contain additional fiber, but from poor sources. You don’t want to eat bread with added fiber from contaminated wheat fields, so make sure you know the source.