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By Cecilia Cruz, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

What is dietary fiber?
Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods such as fruits,
vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. There is no fiber in
animal products such as milk, eggs, meat, poultry, and fish.
Although fiber is not digested, it is beneficial for its ability
to act like an internal brush getting rid of bad stuff in the

the absorption of sugar in the body
colorectal healthy by keeping bowel movements regular
rid unwanted cholesterol from the body
•Helpsmaintain a healthy body weight by keeping you feeling full and satisfied longer
our healthy gut bacteria

Types of Fiber:
There is no need to track the types of fiber you eat, both
are important and should be include in your daily diet!
Soluble : Dissolves in water & forms a
gel like product .

•Citrus fruit

Insoluble : Does not dissolve in water.

•Wheat bran
wheat flour

Aids digestion, lowers cholesterol, blood
sugar levels & increases healthy gut

This form of fiber stimulates bowel
movements, helps body process waste
better & prevents constipation.


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