Soluble Dietary Fibre


Soluble dietary fibres are fibres that absorb water to form a gel-like material and help to reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is soluble dietary fibre?

Soluble dietary fibre dissolves in water and forms a gel-like material. Fruits, vegetables, and legumes are good sources of soluble fibre.


What's the difference between insoluble and soluble fibre?

Soluble fibre dissolves in water while insoluble fibre doesn't. Insoluble fibre is found in wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains. Soluble fibre is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, etc.


What are the side effects of soluble fibre?

Soluble fibres are more fermentable as compared to insoluble and may cause gas and change in bowel movements.


What are the benefits of soluble fibre?

Soluble fibre helps lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol levels.

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