Download: Fiber 2.0—The New Health Benefits of Fiber

Fiber has come a long way—this is not your grandma's bran muffin!

Fiber may seem like a frumpy nutrient, but it's a hot nutrition topic for good reason! Its list of health benefits include reduced inflammation, enhanced immune function, appetite and weight control, enhanced nutrient absorption, better blood sugar control, and type 2 diabetes prevention. 

We used to think of fiber as simple "roughage," but we're not talking about your grandma's bran muffin anymore! The way we define and categorize fiber has gotten an overhaul. Here's what you need to know to make fiber your dietary secret weapon.

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