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March 2002 Issue

EN Presents 25 Tips for Getting Your Daily Fix of Fiber

Supermarket shelves are lined with high-fiber foods, from brown rice and black beans to artichokes and pears. Yet most Americans get only about half the recommended intake of 20 to 35 grams of fiber a day, not nearly enough to reap fiberís health benefits. A fiber-rich diet may help protect against heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, diverticulitis and constipationóeven help manage weight. Foods are preferable to supplements; experts believe fiberís

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