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Michelle Nolan Dietary Fiber February 10, 2011 Fiber helps the GI tract in the human body. It is also good for helping in absorption. According to the AHA (2011), “Fiber makes up the parts of plants that the body can not digest (Dietary Fiber, para. 1). There are two types of fibers. There is soluble and insoluble. The soluble fibers are what help a person have a bowel movement. It adds weight to the feces (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006) so that you can pass them and get the feces out of your system. The insoluble fibers are the fibers that keep your body from absorbing the things that it doesn’t need like cholesterols and bad fats. There are many examples of dietary fiber in food sources. My father has fiber issues and the doctor recommends that eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Specific recommendations include turnip greens, collard greens, cauliflower, broccoli, and raspberries. According to the article when determining the amount of fiber that a child should
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Unformatted text preview: consume you should use the age + 5 rule. This means that if you have a 7 year old child they should have a fiber intake of 12. The age of the child (7) + 5 would equal the amount of fiber. Once they reach an adult diet level they should be taking in 25-30 grams of fiber (Van Horn, 1997). I did not know before reading the article how to calculate how much fiber a child should intake. I also did not know that fibers can help keep off unwanted weight. I never though that fiber was a way to keep the body full. That was something new for me! Reference: American Heart Association. (2011). Whole Grains and Fiber . Retrieved from http://www.americanheart.org/presenter Van Horn, L. (1997). Circulation . American Heart Association. Retrieved from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/2701#SEC7 Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition Everyday Choices . Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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