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Should I be eating more fiber?

By: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor You probably know the basics about fiber: itís the part of plant foods that your body cannot digest, and there are two types ó soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber are good for us. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, forming a gel. It is the form of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and regulate blood sugar…

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