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Benefits of fiber:
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Aids in achieving healthy weight
- Helps normalize bowel movements
- whole-grain products
- beans, peas and other legumes
- nuts and seeds
Refined or processed foods are very low in fiber, as the grain refining process removes the bran from the grain lowering the fiber content. You should consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories per day. Also, drink plenty of water as fiber works best when it absorbs water. If eating this much fiber doesn't help, talk to your doctor about taking a fiber supplement made from psyllium husks or seeds.
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