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What are good sources of soluble fiber?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
Good sources of soluble fiber include dried beans and peas, oats, barley, flaxseeds, apples, citrus fruits, carrots and psyllium.
The following foods are good sources of soluble fiber:
  • Oatmeal and oat bran
  • Barley
  • Psyllium husk or seeds (found in some bran cereals and in fiber supplements)
  • Legumes (dried beans and peas, cooked)
  • Nuts
  • Pectin (from some fruits like apples, citrus fruits, pears, and prunes)
  • Vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and carrots)
Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
Beans, legumes such as lentils, fruits such as apples, vegetables, oats, oat-based products, and other grains are all good sources of soluble fiber. Aim for approximately 30 g daily.

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