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Solvable fiber liquefies in water has shown it can

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Solvable fiber liquefies in water, has shown it can lower cholesterol and increase heart health. Soluble fiber comes from foods like oat, fruits, and beans. Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water, but is a gut-healthy fiber that supports regular bowel movements and reduces the risks of colon cancer. Insoluble fiber can be found in found in whole grain foods such as wheat, bran, and vegetables (Bell Institute, 2006). Dietary fiber added to our daily diet improves cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol, and makes you feel fuller, which reduces caloric intake to aid in weight loss (The American Heart Association, 2010). The daily recommendation for fiber in a person’s diet depends on age and caloric intake. According to the American Heart Association children older than two should start to adopt a diet of reduced saturated fats and obtain most of their caloric intake from complex carbohydrates. Increasing complex carbs provides the dietary fiber and nutrients needed for a child. Recommended grams of fiber are 10 grams per day for a child age five and increasing in fiber to 25 grams and above as they reach a caloric intake of at least 1500 calories (Van Horn, 1997) .
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