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What is a common insoluble fiber used in daily life?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The best example of an insoluble fiber is wheat bran. Wheat bran is rich in cellulose. Although it is relatively insoluble in water, it has the ability to bind water, thus increasing the fecal size and weight and promoting regular bowel movements.


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