Fiber facts

Fiber 101
Most of us have heard that we should be eating more fiber to promote good health. But what does that really mean? What is fiber? What foods contain the highest amount of fiber? How much is enough and how much is too much? This article will boost your “fiber IQ” so you can optimize your fiber intake to improve your health today.
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What is soluble fiber?
Soluble fiber includes plant pectin and gums that dissolve in water, often creating a gelatinous consistency. Soluble fiber attracts water and provides a range of health benefits such as detoxification, digestive support and improved stool consistency and regularity.Knowing the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber is important because they do very different things in the body. Learn more!
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What is insoluble fiber
Insoluble fiber includes plant cellulose and hemicellulose, which do not dissolve in water. Insoluble fiber stays intact as it moves through the digestive tract and is known for bulking stool. Most vegetables and fruits contain a high amount of insoluble fiber. Learn how to maximize your health with more fiber, and the importance of soluble and insoluble fiber working together. 
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Benefits of eating more fiber
The benefits of eating a diversity of soluble and insoluble fibers is linked to longer lifespan and lower risk of chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. High-fiber and plant-heavy diets are found in the healthiest cultures around the globe. Learn more about the benefits of eating more fiber!
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Are you getting enough soluble fiber?
Adults should be consuming a minimum of 25-38 grams of total dietary fiber per day, about half of that coming from soluble fiber. But how do you know if you are getting enough soluble fiber? Check out where even the healthiest diet protocols may be falling short.
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How to eat more soluble fiber
Dietary sources are some of the best ways to eat more soluble fiber. But increasing your soluble fiber intake to the recommended 20 grams per day can be daunting. Check out some of the top sources and our tips on how eat more soluble fiber each day to meet your health goals.
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What is wrong with my poop

Poop is a part of life, so why are we so “hush hush” about our bowel movements? If sharing poop sagas were the norm, we’d realize that bathroom issues are more common than we think. Many ask, "what's wrong with my poop"? And we have a key answer.

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