SCI 241 Fiber Research

SCI 241 Fiber Research - better than diets low in saturated...

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Fiber is very important to the human body. Studies have shown that fiber increases the health of the digestive system. Fiber helps to reduce the cholesterol levels and fiber is an excellent source of other essential nutrients. Regular fiber consumption can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among other health benefits. Fiber can be found in many dietary food sources. Examples of high fiber content foods are: oat bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries, apple pulp, whole-wheat breads, wheat cereals, wheat bran, rye, rice, barley, most other grains, cabbage, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cauliflower and apple skins. These are all foods in which people should incorporate into their daily diets. Fiber is classified in two ways soluble and insoluble in the intestine. Soluble fibers reduce LDL cholesterol
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Unformatted text preview: better than diets low in saturated and trans fatty acids and cholesterol alone. Insoluble fiber has been associated with decreasing the risk of cardiovascular problems and slows progression of cardiovascular disease. According to Fiber, Lipids, and Coronary Heart Disease by Dr. Linda Van Horn, children from the age of 2 and older should gradually adopt a healthy fiber diet. The majority of the fiber should come from complex carbohydrates. The proposed idea has been that child fiber intake should be their age + 5g. This should equal the total grams of fiber in their diet. I have learned that fiber is a very important part of a persons daily diet. The facts that fiber can help reduce the risk of heart conditions and improve digestion will make me personally more aware of my daily fiber intake....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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