Fiber

Overview

­Fiber is the indigestible residues of food that are composed of mostly polysaccharides.

­There are two types of fiber: insoluble and soluble

  • ­Soluble fibers either swell or dissolve in water whereas insoluble fibers do not dissolve in water.

­Fiber is important in our diet

  • ­It is used to help provide us with satiety, the feeling of being full
  • ­Helps aid in intestinal motility
  • ­May help improve blood sugar tolerance
  • ­And may help to lower cholesterol

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