Physicians and dietitians alike often find that their patients' diets are low in fiber. Dietary fiber is essential for ideal digestive health, and a half-cup of asparagus contains around 1.8 grams or 7% of the daily requirement. Most of the fiber in asparagus is insoluble, meaning it adds bulk to stool and helps food travel through the digestive system. It also has some soluble fiber, which is important for feeding beneficial gut bacteria that strengthen the immune system.
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