Dietary fiber is the part of plant foods that the body cannot
digest. Eating foods with fiber helps to keep the digestive tract healthy,
stabilize blood sugar levels, and control cholesterol levels.
recommended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
Fiber in the diet is
classified as either soluble or insoluble.
Bran is widely known as a good source of fiber. But
many commercially made bran products, such as muffins and waffles, actually
contain very little bran, and they are often high in saturated and total fat.
Check the labels for the actual fiber content.
January 25, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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