Reduce risk of heart disease
Soluble fiber helps control blood sugar levels and reduces blood cholesterol, which helps lower the risk of heart disease. Some soluble fibers offer “fermentability”; they’re digested by healthful bacteria in the large intestine, which helps maintain colon health. You can get soluble fiber by eating certain fruits and veggies, grains, legumes, and psyllium. Eat a variety of foods to get the most benefits.