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6 ways to enjoy fiber in your diet

Cereals containing whole grains provide insoluble fiber; fruits furnish soluble fiber.

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Adding this good-for-you substance doesn't have to be like eating cardboard. It can actually make your meals and snacks more satisfying.

You can probably recite the benefits of dietary fiber—reduced risks of colon cancer, heart disease, and diabetes top the list. It also prevents constipation and helps you lose weight. Yet if you've resisted meeting the daily guidelines of 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day despite knowing how good it is for you, could it be that you think of high-fiber foods as dull, dry, and tasteless?

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