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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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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2010 for the course SCI241 SCI241 taught by Professor Vickibaxter during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10