DA4004 CheckPoint Wk 3 Fiber Research

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Running head: CHECKPOINT WEEK 3: FIBER RESEARCH 1 CheckPoint Week 3: Fiber Research Donna Kelly Alcorn SCI/241 Nutrition July 7, 2011 Dr. Ferman Konukman
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CHECKPOINT WEEK 3: FIBER RESEARCH 2 CheckPoint Week 3: Fiber Research Fiber is needed by the body for gastrointestinal health, but also has some cholesterol- lowering benefits. Foods high in fiber contain essential nutrients that are needed for good health. They are typically low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The AHA dietary guidelines for Americans stress the importance of eating a variety of fiber sources to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because they also provide help with lowering blood pressure and slowing gastric emptying which lessens caloric intake and in turn decreases obesity. Some excellent sources for dietary fiber include grains, fruits, and vegetables. Some great choices of foods that contain soluble fiber (fiber that produces short-chain fatty acids that contribute to overall health) are; oatmeal, legumes, rice bran, citrus fruits, barley, and
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