Fiber Research - Fiber Research 1 Fiber Research LaShaunda Brown The Science of Nutrition SCI 241 Instructor Kelley Strout Fiber Research 2 The

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Fiber Research 1 Fiber Research La’Shaunda Brown The Science of Nutrition/ SCI 241 March 24, 2010 Instructor: Kelley Strout
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Fiber Research 2 The function of fiber in the body is mainly to regulate digestion. Some examples of food sources of dietary fiber are fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. There is no fiber in milk, meat and eggs. Fiber in canned and frozen fruits and vegetables contain just as much fiber as raw ones. The difference between soluble and insoluble fiber is that soluble fiber function bind with fatty acids. Soluble fiber when added with water forms a gel-like substance and swells. The benefit of soluble fiber is that it lowers the total cholesterol and the bad cholesterol, so that why it is reducing the risk of heart disease. Also it controls the blood sugar for people with diabetes. The food source with soluble fiber is oat, nuts, dried beans and peas, fruits such as oranges and apples, flax seed, and vegetables such as carrots. Insoluble fiber binds water, making stools softer and bulkier. It control and
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Fiber Research - Fiber Research 1 Fiber Research LaShaunda Brown The Science of Nutrition SCI 241 Instructor Kelley Strout Fiber Research 2 The

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