Do You Know Your Dietary Fiber?

What is Dietary Fiber?

Fiber is found in plants. You consume dietary fiber. This includes parts of the plants your body cannot digest and passes through your body intact.


  • Dissolves in water to form a gel-like material.
  • It can help lower cholesterol and glucose levels.
  • Found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley, and psyllium.


  • It doesn’t dissolve in water.
  • Promotes material movement through the digestive system.
  • Increase stool bulk.
  • Found in whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts, beans, cauliflower, green beans, and potatoes.

How Beneficial is it?

  • It can slow the absorption of sugar thus improving blood sugar levels.
  • High-fiber foods are more filling and aids in maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Increases longevity by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Best Sources

  • Whole-grains.
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Beans, peas, and other legumes.
  • Nuts and seeds.

Do You Know Your Dietary Fiber?

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