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Soluble vs. insoluble fiber

Insoluble vs. soluble fiber; Fiber - soluble vs. insoluble

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Soluble and insoluble fiber

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There are 2 different types of fiber -- soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, and preventing diseases.

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