Week 3 fiber checkpoint

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Running head: WEEK 3 FIBER RESEARCH CHECKPOINT 1 Week 3 Fiber Research CheckPoint Justin Calame SCI 241 April 7, 2011 Dr. Autumn Hamilton
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WEEK 3 FIBER RESEARCH CHECKPOINT 2 Week 3 Fiber Research CheckPoint The main function of fiber is to regulate digestion in the body. In the article it says the Life Science Research Office defines fiver as “the endogenous components of plant materials in the diet which are resistant to digestion by enzymes produced by humans.” (Van Horn, PhD, RD, 1996) There are several good sources of food that provide dietary fiber. They include whole wheat products, fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, plus oatmeal and oat bran. These sources are then broke down into two groups: soluble and insoluble. The biggest difference between the two are soluble fiber if mixed with water will form a gel-like substance and swell. Insoluble will not absorb water; it just passes through our digestive system
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Unformatted text preview: close to its original form. According to the article they say that the age plus five rule should be applied, meaning that if you have a five year old it would be 5+5=10g of fiber. Once you become an adult and consuming at least 1500 calories per day 25g total would be well tolerated. (Van Horn, PhD, RD, 1996) The things I learned from doing the research that I did not know before are the differences between soluble and insoluble fiber. Plus, I had no idea that so many foods were good sources of fiber. Foods like citrus fruits, strawberries, cabbage, and it can even be found in apple skin. WEEK 3 FIBER RESEARCH CHECKPOINT 3 Reference Van Horn, PhD, RD, L. (1996, December). Fiber, Lipids, and Coronary Heart Disease. Retrieved from http://www.circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/2701...
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