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Fiber Research Fiber Research CheckPoint Jose Gonzalez Axia College of University of Phoenix 1
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Fiber Research The most important function of fiber in the body is seemingly the reduction of health risk to the body. Fiber functions in the body either one of two ways, as soluble or insoluble. Soluble fiber works by increasing the quality of ones diet and also by decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Insoluble fiber also has its advantages, such as, slowing the progress of cardiovascular disease in those who are at a higher risk and also may help lead to a decreased overall calorie intake. Some foods which are good for fiber intake include oatmeal, beans, rice, citrus fruits, apples, whole-wheat breads, wheat cereals, and wheat bran. What seems to be the one of main differences between soluble and insoluble dietary fibers are their total values. Soluble fibers appear to contain less calories,
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Unformatted text preview: carbohydrates, and sodium. Although fiber is good for the body age must also be taken into consideration. This means the recommend amounts are not the same for a young child but it is good to have small portions of fiber throughout the day. The recommended “age plus 5” is a good way of estimating how much fiber a child should have per day. This rule suggests that if a child is of age 6 plus 5 recommended grams of fiber to that age a child should have a daily intake of 11g. Prior to this assignment and reading of these articles, I knew fiber was an essential part of a healthy diet. However, I did not know of the health risk benefits fiber offers. Before reading these articles I only knew of whole-wheat foods as a type of dietary food to lose weight. But now I know the actual functions of fiber in the body and how to use those functions to my advantage. 2...
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