Q. I’ve noticed that a lot of food packages boast the product has extra fiber. Are added fibers as good for us as natural?

A. Nicola McKeown, PhD, an associate professor at the Friedman School, answers: “Dietary fiber has a role in helping to lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, reduce calorie intake, and increase the frequency of bowel movements. It also supports a healthy gut microbiome. It is recommended that adults consume between 25 and 30 grams of […]
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