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Quick GuideDigestive Disorders: Constipation Myths and Facts
Beans have more than 10 grams of fiber per cup serving that's more than almost any other fiber source. Beans have a great mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which helps the food keep moving through the intestines.
Take your pick:
- baked beans,
- black-eyed peas,
- garbanzo beans,
- lima beans,
- pinto beans, or
- kidney beans.
Add any of these to salads, soups, casseroles, or pasta. Continue Reading
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