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    Here are the Facts about Fiber
    Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP posted:
    Eating fiber rich foods every day will help you remove excess fat much faster than if you're scarfing down refined and processed foods. You feel much fuller so you decrease your total calories. Fiber foods also are slow release energy sources, keeping you energized much longer so you can hit the gym or take that walk. Stick with whole foods like veggies, fruits and whole grains to get your fiber.

    Fiber will save your life. Soluble fiber traps bad cholesterol (LDL) before it's absorbed in the gut, reducing your risk for heart disease. Insoluble fiber shwooshes through your gut cleaning it out and keeping you regular.

    You should try to consume about 30 grams per day, and ideally 10 grams at each main meal. If you haven't been getting enough fiber for a long time, then start gradually beginning with about 15 grams per day and building up over time.

    Most food sources contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Oatmeal, whole grain bread, cereal and pasta, popcorn, fruits, veggies, and beans are great sources of fiber.

    Here's to good eatin'! Dr Peeke
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    asandpakdee responded:
    I was wondering what do you think of negative calorie diets? Basically they say to eat fruits and vegetables, one that your body burns more digesting that the caloric value of the fruit or vegetable itself. Do you have any thoughts on that?

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