Q. Which is a better fiber supplement: psyllium or wheat bran?

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Fiber Supplement
Psyllium (above) and wheat bran (below) are different kinds of fiber, with different benefits.
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A. Jessica Seltz, a dietetic intern at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “Fiber, a complex carbohydrate that cannot be broken down during digestion, is found naturally in many plants, including legumes, whole grains, nuts/seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Fiber supplements can help boost fiber intake if diet is not sufficient. (Whether these supplements have the […]
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