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Surprising sources of dietary fiber
Step outside your fiber comfort zone and add more fibrous fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds to your diet.
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You probably know that beans, peas, and some whole grains are great sources of dietary fiber. But fiber is abundant in many types of food, including some that may surprise you. "Sometimes people don't think outside of the foods they are familiar with," says Elisabeth Moore, a dietitian at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
What is fiber?
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that your body can't break down. It comes in two forms.
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