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Fiber Research Fiber Research Ronda L. Brewer SCI/241 April 14, 2011 Jeremy Hawkins
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Fiber can be known to be known as an indigestible substance that goes through the digestive system virtually unchanged. It is a special type of carbohydrate that is not broken down into nutrients. Fiber has a lot of functions in the body that help us. Such functions are: slowing down the eating process to make us feel full, slowing down digestion and absorption so that glucose in food enters the bloodstream more slowly, and when broken down by bacteria in the colon, acids are formed that help nourish the lining of the colon as well as the liver and the rest of the body. The most important function of fiber, however, is keeping the contents of the intestines moving and eliminating waste from the body. When taking in fiber we also have to consider if we are taking soluble or insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber consists of fiber that can be broken down in the body, while insoluble fiber cannot be broken down. They both work differently in te body. Soluble fiber benefits the body in helping
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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