You may already know that fiber reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation—but research published in the British Medical Journal also suggests that a high-fiber diet protects your pump after you’ve suffered a heart attack.

For an average of nearly nine years, scientists tracked the diets of 4,098 heart attack survivors. They found that people who ate the most fiber were 13 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular-related causes (such as heart attack, stroke, and heart disease) than people who ate the least. What’s more, high-fiber cereals were strongly associated with lower premature mortality risk. 

Bonus: Fiber helps you stay full longer! So on busy school or work mornings, reach for one of these substantial cereals.

Barbara’s High Fiber Medley Cranberry. This delectable whole-grain, dried cranberry, and pomegranate-powder mixture delivers
a big 10 grams fiber per serving.

Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber Hot Cereal. Warm your day with an organic blend of groats, flaxseed, wheat germ, oat bran, and wheat bran that packs in 10 grams fiber per serving.

Cascadian Farm Hearty Morning Fiber. Organic whole wheat, oats, rice, wheat bran, and corn bran kissed with molasses and honey serve up 8 grams fiber per bowl.

Nature’s Path Optimum Power Blueberry Cinnamon Flax. Nine grams fiber and 9 grams protein make this organic, Non-GMO Project Verified cereal a hearty winner.