Fiber – Are you getting enough?

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There are two types of fiber in food:

  • soluble, which dissolves in water
  • insoluble, which doesn’t dissolve in water. 

Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.

Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium.

Insoluble fiber promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit if you struggle with constipation or irregularity.

Good sources of insoluble fiber include whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts and many vegetables. 

A good dietary fiber supplement should contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to make up the difference by including the component that isn’t there.
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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.

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