Fiber - Dietary Fiber, Soluble Fiber, Insoluble Fiber - Sources and Functions
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Fiber - Dietary

Fiber - Food Sources and functions of Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber

Soluble Fiber:

• Functions: may help lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting digestion of fat and cholesterol; helps control blood sugar in people with diabetes.
• Sources: found in peas, beans, oats, barley, some fruits and vegetables (apples, oranges, carrots), and psyllium.

Insoluble Fiber:

• Functions: helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis
• Sources: found in bran (wheat, oat, and rice), wheat germ, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes, celery

Sources of fiber from highest content to lowest are highfiber grain products, nuts, legumes (kidney, navy, black and pinto beans), vegetables, fruits, and refined grain products.

List All Nutrient Information

Calories Potassium Folate (Folic Acid)
Total Fat Vitamin A Vitamin B12
Saturated Fat Vitamin D Calcium
Polyunsaturated Fat Vitamin E Iron
Monounsaturated Fat Vitamin K Phosphorus
Cholesterol Vitamin C Magnesium
Carbohydrate Thiamin (B1) Zinc
Fiber Riboflavin (B2) Pantothenic Acid
Protein Niacin Copper
Sodium Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Manganese

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