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I see on cereal labels that some have added "fiber", but the "fiber" names sound artificial. Is the so called "fiber" safe? Is it helpful?

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David Miller
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In brief: Safe and helpful

The "fiber" in cereal and other foods is typically the husk around seeds like grain or psyllium.
It is safe and many people find it helps to keep them regular. Note, however, that many sugary cereals like lucky charms are not advertising "whole grain" and otherwise claiming to be high in fiber. They are still loaded with sugar and not very healthy.

In brief: Safe and helpful

The "fiber" in cereal and other foods is typically the husk around seeds like grain or psyllium.
It is safe and many people find it helps to keep them regular. Note, however, that many sugary cereals like lucky charms are not advertising "whole grain" and otherwise claiming to be high in fiber. They are still loaded with sugar and not very healthy.
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