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What is a dietary fiber carbohydrate?

Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

Carbohydrates with dietary fiber may be referred to as good carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates. Whole grains have the bran and endosperm which provide dietary fiber. Whole wheat bread, corn, bulgur, oats and quinoa are examples of whole grains.

Dietary fiber is a type of complex carbohydrate. Dietary fibers include soluble and insoluble fiber. They can be found in oatmeal, bran, nuts, seeds, fruit, beans, whole wheat bread, barley, brown rice, whole grain couscous, and vegetables. For every 1,000 calories that you consume, you should have about 14 grams of fiber.

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