Fiber falls into two general categories: water-soluble (found mostly in oats, fruit, and legumes) and water-insoluble (found mostly in grains and vegetables). As each type of fiber has different benefits, most people on high-fiber diets are advised to increase their intake of foods that feature both soluble and insoluble fiber. High-fiber diets are also beneficial for certain gastrointestinal conditions. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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