Fiber is an important element of a healthy diet at any age, but eating enough fiber is particularly important for seniors. As you age, your risks of such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dementia increase. Research has found that good nutrition, including a diet rich in fiber, may help ward off these health conditions.
Fiber is particularly important for seniors. What are the health benefits?
Keeping the bowels regular and relieving constipation
There isn't a clear optimal dose of feverfew for any condition. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it hard to set a standard dose although standardized extracts have been studied in research on humans.
Can you get feverfew naturally from foods?
Some people eat the feverfew leaves, but they are bitter and may hurt your mouth.
What are the risks of taking feverfew?
Side effects. People have not reported serious side effects of feverfew. Researchers have used it safely with people in studies lasting up to four months. No one knows whether it is safe if you use it longer than that.
Side effects may include symptoms affecting the mouth, such as: