Signs That Your Diet Is Insufficient in Fiber

The National Institutes of Health recommend that males consume 38 grams of fiber per day and that women consume 25 grams.  

But merely 14 grams a day is what the typical American eats. 

You may be asking, "How do I know if I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet?" 

There are two primary forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, and each has its own set of advantages when it comes to your health. 

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Oats, beans, and fruits are good sources of soluble fiber, which turns into a gel when mixed with water. 

By decreasing the rate of nutrient digestion and absorption, this fiber type aids in the reduction of cholesterol and the stabilization of blood sugar.  

On the other hand, water does not breakdown insoluble fiber, which is present in vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. 

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