Insoluble vs. soluble fiber; Fiber - soluble vs. insoluble
There are two different types of fiber - soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, and preventing diseases.
- Soluble fiber slows digestion and helps your body absorb vital nutrients from foods. It can be found in peas, beans, and apples.
- Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool, helping foods pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines. It can be found in wheat bran.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
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