Week 3; CheckPoint;Fiber Research

Week 3; CheckPoint;Fiber Research - share the caloric rate...

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The main function of fiber in the body is to help control or regulate digestion. There are many sources of dietary fiber including; wheat, rice, oats, beans, peas, and also some fruits and vegetables. The differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber is that when soluble fiber is mixed with water it will turn into a gel like substance and swell up. Insoluble fiber on the other hand does not dissolve or absorb in water. It travels through the digestive system and remains almost completely in its original form. The recommendations for a child’s fiber intake are about 10g of fiber a day until they begin to
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Unformatted text preview: share the caloric rate of an adult at about 1500 calories. When this happens the recommendations are them 25g of fiber a day. This is what is recommended for the average adult. Before reading this article I was unaware that fiber in our diets had anything to do with our blood pressure. This is interesting to me because the last few times that I have been to the doctor my blood pressure has been a little high. I always knew that fiber had a lot to do with our digestive system but never knew it could contribute to high or low blood pressure....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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