High Fiber Fact

Fiber-rich foods aren't high in calories

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(HealthDayNews) -- It's commonly believed that high fiber foods like beans, peas, lentils, fresh fruit and vegetables are also high calorie foods.

According to Harvard Medical Schools, that's a myth. In fact, they are actually lower in calories than most other foods because they're practically fat-free. It's only when high fiber foods are mixed with fats and other foods -- or eaten in large quantities -- that they provide large amounts of calories.

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