There are two types of fibers: soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber (found in oats, dried paes and beans, rice bran, barley, and certain fruits like prunes) may help lower blood cholesterol when eaten as a part of a low-cholesterol diet. Whole grain breads/cereals, fruits, and vegetables are good sources of insoluble fiber, which is important for healthy digestive tract. Since a low dietary fiber has been implicated in the etiology of a number of a disease such as costipation,  irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, diverticulitis, and cardiovascular disease the goal of a healthy diet is to increase the consumption of dietary fiber to greater than 25 g per day


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