In addition to improving the texture, look and feel of foods, gums can be a source of dietary fiber, according to TIC Gums. The company noted that most gums are 80% soluble dietary fiber, providing more soluble fiber than oats, wheat bran and other such sources. Medical and nutritional experts agree that dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and helps to maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels within normal limits. Soluble fiber has been show to aid gastrointestinal health, too. The company’s Innovation Center on its Web site provides additional information about gums and fiber.

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