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Does Total Fiber Intake Matter More Than The Fiber Source?

By Rachael Moeller Gorman

Focus on total fiber, not the source.

Bottom Line: Eating 25 grams of fiber per day (for women) or 38 grams (for men) seems daunting—until you make it a habit.

A day’s sample menu:

* Raisin bran = 7 g fiber/cup
* Raspberries = 8 g fiber/cup
* Whole-wheat spaghetti = 6 g fiber/cup
* Black-bean or lentil soup = 7 g fiber/cup



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