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8 Tasty Sources of Fiber

Fill up—and stay healthy—with fiber.

Dietary fiber does a lot of good things. It helps you feel full, keeps you regular, and may help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Sure, bran cereal is loaded with it, but you might be surprised to see what other foods can help provide your daily dose.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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