Fiber is the part of plant foods that your body can’t digest. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water.

Fiber has many health benefits, including:

– Regulates blood sugar level – Lowers cholesterol level

– Promotes weight lo – Prevents constipation

– Reduces the risk of colon cancer – Supports gut health

Adults should aim to consume 25-30 grams of fiber per day. However, most Americans only get about half of that amount.

Some good sources of fiber include:

– Fruits: berries, apples, pears, oranges, grapefruit – Vegetables: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, spinach, kale

– Whole grains: oats, quinoa, brown rice – Legumes: beans, lentils, pea

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