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Top 10 Super Foods: #4 Fiber

The recommended dietary fiber per day for men is 30-35 grams and for women 20-25 grams per day. Fiber is a dieter’s friend in that it will fill you up without filling you out. Fiber is easy to get if you are including fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet.

One apple and one orange eaten per day will give you 12 grams of fiber and if your morning cereal has at least 3 grams per serving it can add up to 15 additional grams of fiber. If you are low on fiber, choose whole grain breads and cereals and incorporate more beans and peas into your diet.

Remember, a diet rich in fiber can help lower your risk for heart disease and prevent type 2 diabetes.

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