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September 2009 Issue

What’s with Isolated Fibers, Do They Live Up to Their High-Fiber Status?

The Dietary Guidelines suggests that you get 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—about 28 grams a day on average. But most of us get about half that amount. Fiber has many documented health benefits, including helping to maintain a healthy weight, lowering blood cholesterol and glucose levels and reducing the risk of certain cancers. Good sources of fiber include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts.

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