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Fiber in Soybeans

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author image Amy Long Carrera
Amy Long Carrera is a registered dietitian in Los Angeles who has been writing since 2007 for such publications as The Insider, On the Other Side and Arthritis Today. She is a certified nutrition support clinician and her writing employs current research to provide evidence-based nutrition information. Carrera holds a master of science degree in nutrition from California State University, Northridge.
Fiber in Soybeans
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Dietary fiber is the part of plant foods that you eat but that your body cannot digest, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Fiber helps you maintain normal bowel habits and a healthy weight, protects your heart, and fuels the beneficial bacteria in your intestine.

Soybean Fiber

Cooked soybeans contain 6 grams of fiber for a 100-gram serving, which is equivalent to almost a ½ cup. The fiber in soy helps to lower cholesterol levels, states the academy. Soy fiber may also increase stool weight, which may correlate with reduced risk of colon cancer.

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