What is fiber?

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Dietary fiber has various health benefits. Not only does it feed your gut bacteria, fermentable fiber also forms short- chain fatty acids, which nourish the colon wall. Additionally, viscous, soluble fiber may reduce your appetite, lower cholesterol levels and decrease the rise in blood sugar after high-carb meals.

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Dietary fiber has various health benefits. Not only does it feed your gut bacteria, fermentable fiber also forms short- chain fatty acids, which nourish the colon wall. Additionally, viscous, soluble fiber may reduce your appetite, lower cholesterol levels and decrease the rise in blood sugar after high-carb meals.

Fiber cannot be broken down by our body alone.

It is processed into other nutrients by our microbiome. Anything left over will pass through our digestive system. This fiber is essential to keep our digestive system moving and on a regular cycle.

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