Grocery Guru: Fill Up on Fiber Video

Learn what food is the best breakfast fiber booster.
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Hi, I'm Cynthia Sass, Prevention Nutrition Director. Most of us aren’t getting enough fiber in our diet. We’re supposed to be getting about 25 to 35 grams a day. Most of us are only getting about eight to ten grams a day. But the best ways to boost your fiber intake is to have a bowl of cold cereal for breakfast. It takes us a few minutes and it can give you two different kinds fiber. There's fiber from oats, which is soluble fiber, and there's fiber from wheat, which is insoluble fiber. And soluble fiber from oats can also help you lower your cholesterol because it grabs on to cholesterol inside your digestive system and prevents it from being absorbed, which lowers your risk of heart disease. Now when you're looking at label, you want to look at the serving size and the grams of fiber. And you also want to look at percent daily value. That’s the percent that it has compared to the minimum that we want people to get for the whole day. It’s pretty good for a start to your day. I'm Cynthia Sass, Prevention Grocery Guru.

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