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2 Fibers As commonly known, fibers as an important component for gastrointestinal health, play an important role in “sweeping” out the intestines and avoids constipation. They also provide cholesterol-lowering effects, fat modifications and have been associated to blood pressure-lowering effects. They also promote satiety by slowing gastric emptying thus caloric intake are lessened which decreases obesity. Food sources of dietary fibers include grains, fruits and vegetables. Examples of foods high in soluble fibers include oat bran, oatmeal, legumes, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries and apple pulp. Sources of insoluble fibers include wheat and wheat products, whole grains, cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts, turnips, cauliflower, apple skin and many other fruits and vegetables. There are two kinds of fibers- the soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibers are those that absorb water, resulting in bulkier, softer stool while soluble fibers are those
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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