The addition of fiber in the diet aids in digestion and helps to
avoid constipation. Vegetables, fresh fruits (especially dried
fruits) and whole wheat, bran, or oatmeal cereals are excellent
sources of fiber. To reap the benefits of fiber, it is very
important to drink plenty of fluids.
Review Date: 08/14/2010
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of
General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical
Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)