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The Health Benefits of Fiber

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  • Fiber plays an essential role in your digestive, heart, and skin health, and may improve blood sugar control, weight management, and more
  • Whole grains are not the best source of fiber, as they contain anti-nutrients and glutinous, “binding” proteins; vegetables, nuts, and seeds are the most healthful sources of fiber
  • If your gut health is compromised, fiber may feed pathogenic bacteria; healing your gut with probiotic-rich fermented vegetables is recommended before eating a high-fiber diet
  • Most people need upwards of 50 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories consumed; most Americans get nowhere near this amount

By Dr. Mercola


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