Fibers come from many different sources. There are many different types of fiber
and they come in a variety of forms - each providing different benefits throughout
In fact, fiber influences the entire digestive process from start to finish. For
starters, fiber-rich foods tend to be more satisfying. Some fibers can provide more
bulk in the stomach, which can help you feel full. Additionally, some fibers help
to slow down the digestive process so that nutrients are released into the bloodstream
gradually over time. The graphic on this page provides examples of how different
types of fiber may work to help you feel full.