What does fiber do?

Topics: Food FAQ's, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Stroke

There are two kinds of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble.  Soluble fibers form a gel once digested; insoluble fibers just swell up with water and pass through.  Soluble fiber decreases the amount of fat your intestine absorbs, helps you feel full and lowers cholesterol levels. 

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