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What Are Soluble Dietary Fibers?

Dietary fibers are carbohydrates that we obtain from our diet. Soluble fiber means that it can dissolve in water.

Dietary fibers can't be broken down in the body and turned into sugars, as most carbohydrates do.

Are Dietary Fibers Good For Your?

Dietary fiber defines as non-digestible carbohydrates. Fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules in the body, like other carbohydrates. It passes through the body undigested. Among other things, fiber helps regulate the body's use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. (source đź——)

You can find benefits of soluble fibers in Soluble Fiber: 5 Research-Backed Benefits .

Soluble Fibers In Food

Soluble fiber means that it can dissolve in water. (source đź——)

Foods that contain soluble fiber are, for instance, oatmeal, nuts, beans, lentils, apples, and blueberries. (source đź——)

If you are interested in a list of ranked foods where you can find this nutrient, go to our nutrition tool and check out soluble fibers.

Examples of soluble dietary fibers:

  • β-glucan
  • Galactomannan
  • Pectin
  • Psyllium
  • Inulin
  • Resistant starch

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