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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:00 am

There are two types of fiber

Fiber is only found in plant-based foods. It is the structure that holds a plant together.

There are two kinds of fiber: insoluble and soluble. Soluble fiber collects water as it moves through the gastrointestinal tract, which helps to bulk up the stool and improve regularity. Soluble fiber is also the fiber that is found to reduce cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and your risk of colon cancer.

ADHD is also diagnosed in adults

It’s a common notion that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a problem that mostly affects children. But increasingly the syndrome is being recognized and treated in adults.

Although the exact prevalence in adults is unknown, epidemiologic studies thus far reveal that the condition, marked by inattentiveness, difficulty getting work done, procrastination or organization problems, probably exists in about 2 to 4 percent of adults. The condition persists to adulthood in about half of children diagnosed with the disorder.

Insoluble fiber is not soluble in water, helping to make things move faster. That helps speed through any carcinogens that might be in stool so it doesn’t sit in the colon for long periods of time.

High-fiber foods tend be low in calories, very low in fat and they keep you fuller longer, so they help fight obesity.

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