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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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Brown rice

If you've been strictly a white-rice eater, the chewier texture and nuttier taste of brown rice can take some getting used to—but it's worth the effort. Every cup contains 3.5 grams of fiber.

Harvard researchers recently found that although eating five or more servings of white rice a week increased type 2 diabetes risk by 17%, adding a couple servings of brown rice per week decreased risk by 11%.

Try this recipe: Wild Salmon and Brown Rice Bowl

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