week 3 Checkpoint_Fiber_Research

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About Fiber 1 Checkpoint: About Fiber John Sherrow SCI/241 ROCHELLE HELMINSKI Thursday, May 26, 2011
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About Fiber 2 Fiber helps to maintain gastrointestinal and helps to lower cholesterol which can reduce the risk for some chronic diseases. The main function of fiber in your body is to help the digestive system regulate itself. It also helps maintain a healthy diet and will assist in managing your weight. Beans, brand cereal, peas, oats, barley and rice are excellent sources of dietary fiber Horn, L.V. (1997). . Soluble fiber has a high water capacity and binds with fatty acids. Insoluble fiber will not absorb water and primarily keeps its original form. Insoluble fiber helps to prevent constipation and helps prevent hemorrhoids while soluble fiber helps moderate blood glucose levels and cholesterol. The American heart association recommends 25 to 30 grams of fiber from foods for adults and the age plus 5 grams rule for determining the amount of fiber for
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Unformatted text preview: children American Heart Association, Inc. . . . (2010. The information obtained from the reading gave me insight into the importance of increasing my own fiber intake. I was unaware of the difference between fiber supplements and natural fiber and their effectiveness. I also did not know a child’s dietary fiber should not be the same intake as an adult. I have learned about different forms of sources of good fiber that will aid me in understanding foods that will help me to eat healthier. About Fiber 3 References: American Heart Association, Inc. . . . (2010). Whole Grains and Fiber. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyDietGoals/W hole-Grains-and-Fiber_UCM_303249_Article.jsp Horn, L.V. (1997). Fiber, Lipids, and Coronary Heart Disease. American Heart Association, Inc. . . . Retrieved from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/2701...
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