Eating foods rich in fiber is heart healthy.

Fiber is found naturally in plant-based foods. Fiber is the part of plant-based foods we cannot digest. The two main types of fiber are soluble and insoluble. Fiber-rich foods usually contain both types of fiber.

Eating a diet high in fiber-rich foods may help your heart. It may reduce your blood levels of total cholesterol, the less healthy LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. It may help decrease your blood pressure. Eating more fiber-rich foods may reduce your risk of heart disease.  

Most fiber-rich foods contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber may be especially good for your heart.

Eating more fiber-rich foods may improve the health of your heart.

Fill up on fiber for heart health!



The Science Behind the Answer

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