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Food sources of soluble fiber

The Importance of Soluble Fiber

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / October 17, 2022

Healthy adults who eat a diet with at least 8–10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in their guts.

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Chickpea pasta

Chickpea Pasta: Buy or Bye?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 13, 2022

A new breed of legume-based chickpea pasta is increasingly becoming a fixture on noodle nights, but is it worth the hype?

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Spoonful of psyllium to represent link between psyllium and cholesterol

Psyllium and Cholesterol

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 1, 2022

More psyllium may be the answer to elevated cholesterol numbers, as a recent report shows a link between psyllium and cholesterol levels.

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Man happily rubbing belly in front of fiber-rich foods to represent fiber benefits

Fiber Benefits Happen Fast

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / December 6, 2021

Many know that eating more fiber equals a healthy gut. The good news is that it only takes a couple weeks for fiber benefits to kick in.

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Food to meet daily fiber recommendations

Daily Fiber Recommendations

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / August 9, 2021

A study found that over a period of 5 years, a mere 7.4% of American adults met the Institute of Medicine’s daily fiber recommendations.

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Women, Fiber and Breast Cancer

By Sandy Todd Webster / May 9, 2016

Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fiber when young, according to a large-scale study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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