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Fiber Research Fiber is important to the digestive health of humans. “Fiber is important for gastrointestinal health as well as cholesterol-lowering benefits. Foods containing fiber are good sources of several other essential nutrients, and, depending on the method of preparation, these foods are typically low in fat, saturated fatty acids, and cholesterol as well,” (Van Horn, 1997). Put simply, fiber contains nutrients that are important to our digestive systems. They help to lower our cholesterol levels, and are also a good source of food that is low in fat. Some great examples of dietary fiber are whole grain breads, cereals, pastas, and crackers (American Heart Association, 2010). The difference between soluble and insoluble fiber is that soluble fiber can be digested faster than insoluble fiber. However, both fibers help to prevent a number diseases simply because of their slow progression through the digestive system. “Soluble fiber has been associated with increased diet quality and
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