Are Added Fibers Good for Our Health?

Isolated and synthetic fibers are frequently added to processed foods. Some may not provide the health benefits associated with natural fibers.

It is recommended that adults consume between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber a day. The average American currently gets about half that amount. According to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dietary fiber is a “nutrient of public health concern,” meaning this low level of intake could actually be detrimental to our health. […]

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