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TECHNOLOGY BREAKFAST SERIES: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You: Secrets of How Dietary Fiber Keeps You Healthy
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

Thursday, February 15, 201, 7-9AM

“Eat more fiber.” Doctors constantly tell us to eat fiber. The latest research indicated that that 90 % Americans are not eating enough fiber. While many consumers are familiar with the role of fiber in promoting gastrointestinal health, there are a number of other health benefits that are worthy of discussion. Many different studies have highlighted how eating a diet high in fiber can significantly improve your overall health and more importantly reduced the chronic disease risks.

Come enjoy breakfast and learn from Indika Edirisinghe, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition at the Institute for Food Safety and Health
(IFSH), a research consortium of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is also the Associate Director, Center for Nutrition Research at IFSH. Dr. Edirisinghe has nearly 15 years of experience in the area of nutrition and will be sharing that expertise with us.


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