Fitting in the Fiber -- Participant's Guide

Published 2008
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A well-balanced diet, rich in fiber, is an important part of healthy living. Fiber is found in plants. Fiber helps to:

* regulate bowel movements.
* make us feel full.
* lower blood sugar and cholesterol
* reduce the risk of getting certain types of cancer (specifically colon and breast cancer).
* prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis.

The amount of fiber you need depends on your gender and age. On average, most adults should eat 25 to 35 grams of dietary fiber every day.

There are two types of dietary fiber, insoluble and soluble. Both types serve an important role in our body.

Publication Details


Wanda M. Koszewski

Georgia Jones

Donnia E Behrends


Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Publication Date September 18, 2008
Last Revision Date September 18, 2008
Language English

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Series Miscellaneous Publication