Fiber is a complex plant sugar (carbohydrate) found in grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit. Fiber is not broken down by enzymes within the body and therefore does not produce much energy. Nevertheless, dietary fiber is very important from a nutritional standpoint and has many benefits in the human body:
INSOLUBLE FIBER (cellulose)--This type of fiber does not dissolve in water. Hemicelluloses, psyllium and lignin are examples of insoluble fiber. Other food sources include celery, seeds, skins of fruit, whole-wheat bread, and brown rice. The benefits of eating insoluble fiber include:
SOLUBLE FIBER (pectin)--This type of fiber does dissolve in water to form a gel. Gums, mucilages and psyllium
are examples of soluble fiber. Other food sources include oatmeal, nuts, beans, apples, and blueberries. The benefits of eating soluble fiber include:
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