By: Maria Luisa

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Where can we find fiber?

We get fiber from unprocessed food such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans.

Our body cannot absorb or digest fibers, however, fiber has many health benefits as it decreases the risks of heart disease and help our digestive system.

Why is fiber essential to our health and diet?

Fiber is essential, as it helps our digestive system. It is very healthy and nutritious, as well as tasty. Yet, the main aim of eating fibers is preventing an individual from diseases, such as: heart disease, constipation, and so on so forth... Fiber also helps an individual to stay healthy and fit.

What is dietary fiber?

Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber isn't digested by your body. Instead it passes through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of your body.

In dietary fiber there are two types of fibers:

The two types are:

-Soluble fiber: This type of fiber dissolves into water, It can help lower cholesterol, blood and glucose levels.

-Insoluble fiber: Can be of benefit to individuals who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.