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Dietary fiber (fibre), sometimes called roughage, is the indigestible portion of plant foods that pushes food through the digestive system, absorbing water and easing defecation.
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Fiber, also spelled fibre, is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. They are very important in the biology of both plants and animals, for holding tissues together. Human uses for fibers are...
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Features information about dietary fiber, health effects of including fiber in your diet, and the recommended amount of fiber.
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A high-fiber diet offers many health benefits. Here's how to increase your fiber intake. ... This type of fiber promotes the movement of material through your ...
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Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that is neither digested nor ... Why should fiber matter to good nutrition, since it doesn't provide any calories ...
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New to Diabetes? Have a Loved One Just Diagnosed? Visit our Beginner's Guide to Diabetes ... Fiber is a type of carbohydrate (just like sugars and starches) ...
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Fiber is a virtually indigestible substance that is found mainly in the outer layers of plants. ... the importance of dietary fiber - or where to get it. ...
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Some of the best and most delicious foods have loads of fiber. ... The term fiber refers to carbohydrates that cannot be digested. ...
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fiber n. A slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure. Botany. ... Thus, a ten-year-old child should consume 15 grams of dietary fiber a day. ...
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High-fiber foods boost health and help control your weight ... Eating a higher-fiber diet, as part of an overall healthful lifestyle, may play ...
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Find out the food sources and benefits of soluble and insoluble fiber. ... Fiber not only promotes health, it also help reduce the risk for some chronic diseases. ...
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Soluble fiber attracts water and forms a gel in the digestive tract. ... Intake of soluble fiber may also improve glucose tolerance in people with diabetes. ...
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... about dietary fiber including the nutritional value, deficiency and toxicity symptoms, as well as the impact of cooking and processing on the healthy fiber in food. ...
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The usual cause of chronic constipation is a lack of adequate dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is generally obtained from plant foods, and consists of that ...
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High fiber intakes promote bowel health by preventing constipation and diverticular disease. ... In the 1970s, dietary fiber was defined as remnants of plant ...
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Fiber is good for the heart, may prevent some cancers and now appears to lower ... Home > Arthritis Today Magazine > Focus on RA > more-fiber-less-inflammation ...
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