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How does fiber help your health?

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Fiber fills you up and is good for digestion, blood sugar levels, heart health, and to keep weight in check. You'll find it in plant-based foods such as:

  • Vegetables (fresh, frozen, and canned)
  • Fruits (fresh, frozen, and canned)
  • Beans (dried, canned)
  • Edamame (soybeans, fresh or frozen)
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Whole-grain cereal (hot and cold)
  • 100% whole wheat or whole-grain bread products
  • Whole-grain blend pastas
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Whole wheat tortillas

From: Parents' Grocery Shopping Tips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids, 2002/2005, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies Press.

Gidding S.S. , February 2006. Pediatrics

Fox, M.K. 2004. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Taylor, C.A. August 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Johnson, L. , April 2008. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fulgoni, V.L., May 2008.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Anderson, M. August 2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Nutrients in Food, by Elizabeth Hands from ESHA Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein and Amino Acids, 2002/2005, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies Press.

Gidding S.S. , February 2006. Pediatrics

Fox, M.K. 2004. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Taylor, C.A. August 2007. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Johnson, L. , April 2008. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fulgoni, V.L., May 2008.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Anderson, M. August 2006. Journal of the American Dietetic Association,

Nutrients in Food, by Elizabeth Hands from ESHA Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on April 10, 2018

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