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Dietary fibre is the part of plant foods that the body cannot digest. Eating foods with fibre helps to keep the digestive tract healthy, stabilize blood sugar levels, and control cholesterol levels.
Fibre in the diet is classified as either soluble or insoluble.
Bran is widely known as a good source of fibre. But many commercially made bran products, such as muffins and waffles, actually contain very little bran, and they are often high in saturated and total fat. Check the labels for the actual fibre content.
Current as of: November 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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