Soluble fiber refers to dietary fiber that dissolves in water.
Soluble fiber forms a gel when dissolved in water, which delays emptying of the stomach and increases satiety. This regulation may help prevent spikes in blood sugar and insulin following a meal. Soluble fiber significantly lowers cholesterol levels in the blood, specifically LDL cholesterol.
Consuming soluble fiber with inadequate water can cause gastrointestinal distress and choking if using a supplement
Gums (guar, xanthan, gellan, etc.), pectins (found in some fruit and vegetables), oats, lentils, psyllium husks, flaxseeds, beans, oat bran