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Dietary Fiber

Heart Healthy Foods: Shopping List

Use this list to help you shop for foods low in sodium and high in fiber.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Find out why fiber is so good for your health.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fiber

Dietary fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Find out why fiber is an important part of a healthy diet.

Review Date: January 31, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Fiber and Your Child

Many appetizing foods are actually great sources of fiber — from fruits to whole-grain cereals. Learn how to add fiber to your family's diet.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Fiber Calculator

A balanced diet needs to contain a proper mix of carbohydrates, fat, fiber and protein. Find out how many calories from fiber you should be eating daily.

Review Date: February 28, 2011

University of Maryland Medical Center

Kids 'n Fiber

Like adults, youngsters need dietary fiber. Watch this short video for tips on how to help your kids get the fiber they need.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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