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FIBER RESEARCH Fiber Research Yolanda Campos SCI/241 July 28, 2011
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FIBER RESEARCH Fiber Research Fiber is found in plants that can be eaten such as in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. The function of fiber adds bulk to our bodies. Fiber can help control our weight because it makes us feel full faster. Fiber can also help with our digestive system and some treatments for certain disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and diverticulosis. Dietary fiber cannot be digested in our body but it has great benefits such as lowering cholesterol and controlling our blood sugar level. Some examples of food sources of dietary fiber are beans (black beans, green peas, pinto beans and lima beans), whole grains (brown rice and cooked oatmeal), fruits (pears, raisins, strawberries, and oranges), vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, beets and celery), and nuts (peanuts, almonds and walnuts). Soluble fiber is combining with fatty acid and takes time to empty in our stomach, releases sugar and absorb slowly. Soluble help with our blood sugar and takes the time so
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