While writing the first draft of my new book, The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan (to be published in January 2018), I was reminded just how important fiber is to a cholesterol-lowering diet
Adults need to consume 5 to 10 grams (or more) of soluble fiber daily to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. As for total dietary fiber, adult women need 25 grams and adult men should consume 38 grams of total fiber per day (those over age 50 require less). Source: The Mayo Clinic’s article, Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet.
As I crafted a chart of fiber-rich foods to include in the book,