SCI 241 - CheckPoint - Fiber Research- Wk#3 Day #4

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Wk #3 Check Point – Fiber Research - Due Day #4 Roughage is another name for fiber or dietary fiber, which is the indigestible portion of a plant that works on the digestive system. Its basic function for the body is in how it facilitates the breaking down of food taken in, as it helps the food continue moving through the large intestine. It helps the inside walls of the colon to expand, which presents an ease when the feces is released from the rectum. Consuming an adequate amount of fiber in your diet, sanctions the body to absorb more water, which helps in making the stool larger and softer, and stimulates the intestinal muscles to lessen any forcing when expelling the feces. Some examples of dietary fiber, food sources are; wheat flour, oatmeal, brown rice, cabbage, beets, carrots and apple skins. There is also oat bran, beans, peas, rice bran, barley and citrus fruits, which are
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Unformatted text preview: divided into soluble and insoluble fiber (AHA). The difference between the two is; soluble fiber binds the fatty acids that prolong the emptying of the stomach to allow the sugar to go into the body slower. The sugar converts over to energy for the body. Soluble fiber also reduces the risk of heart disease, by lowering cholesterol and lessens risk for constipation or hemorrhoids. The second is insoluble fiber that instead of prolonging the emptying of the stomach, releases food to the colon/large intestine immediately. With reference to dietary fiber diets for children verse adults, the recommendation is that children 2years and older intake should be 30 to 10 % less in the total saturated fat from calories. As they grow, there caloric intake should be increased, of an adults calories intake, which is about 1500 or more (AHA journals)....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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