Dietary fiber, or “roughage”, is the edible part of plants that is your body can’t digest or absorb. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in mainly whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes.  Animal foods do not contain fiber.  High fiber diets are associated with lower rates of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.  CHIP recommends getting at least 40 grams of fiber daily.