Fiber helps promote intestinal health, it prevents heart disease, aids against some cancers, reduces blood pressure, regulates blood sugar and helps in controlling weight. Fiber is also very effective in lowering cholesterol! Research has shown that if you increase your fiber by 5-10 grams per day it will reduce LDL cholesterol by around five percent. Fiber reduces cholesterol by interfering with the amount of bile that is absorbed in the intestines. As the liver needs to make up for this loss of bile in the intestines it pulls cholesterol from the LDL molecules in the bloodstream to make bile. 
Stock up on your fiber! Fruits, vegetables, oats, beans, and whole-grain foods are just a few of the great tasting additions you can make to your diet to add that extra fiber.
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