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20 Best Foods for Fiber

If fiber were a drug, the world would be clamoring for it—yes, it's that good
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Oatmeal

Oats contain beta-glucan, a special type of fiber that has particularly powerful cholesterol-lowering effects, and may also boost immune-system function.

Oats also feature a good mix of soluble fiber (the type that lowers blood cholesterol) and insoluble fiber (which helps keep your digestion running smoothly).

Try this recipe: Swiss Fruit-and-Yogurt Muesli

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