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