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Fiber Research Rachel Crice June 1, 2011 SCI/241 Jana Fraser Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest (Harvard School of Public Health, 2011). Fiber is found in foods that have high grain content. Whole grains are a better source of fiber rather than refined grains. Whole grains are grains that contain the entire grain (the bran, germ and endosperm). Refined grains go through a process called milling. This process means that it is ground into flour or meal. The milling process removes much of the vitamin B content, iron and dietary fiber. This explains why whole grains are a better source of fiber for the body. Whole grained foods that are good sources of dietary fiber as listed as follows: oatmeal, brown rice, whole-wheat flour, beans, citrus fruits, and bulgur (American Heart Association, 2011). Fiber has an important role in our bodily function day-to-day. It helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and helps lower the risk of heart disease by doing so. Fiber also
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