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Fiber Roughage Cellulose

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Katie Boyack

on 9 December 2013

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Fiber Roughage Cellulose
Insoluble fiber improves stool transit time.
Relieves chronic constipation and softens hard stools.
Helps firm loose stools
Helps prevent intestine complaints.
It relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Some theories say it helps reduce risk of colorectal cancer.
It bulks to diet.
It doesn't dissolve in water.
It speeds the passage of food and waste through your gut.
It slows the rate when sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream.
It gives you low cholesterol levels by increasing the amount of cholesterol you excrete.
It improves cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation.
It makes you feel full. (Good for weight loss.)
It helps you have a slow digestion.(Good for weight loss.)
Some good sources and examples of insoluble fiber are: Whole wheat, whole grain, seeds, corn, brown rice, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, legumes, fruit, dark leafy vegetables etc.
Some soluble sources would be: oat meal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, nuts, beans, dried peas, blueberries, cucumbers, celery, carrots, etc.
If you have enough of fiber roughage cellulose you are preventing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, diverticulitis, constipation and maybe some kinds of cancer but research still has to be done.
Fiber roughage cellulose is two main types of fiber soluble and insoluble. Fiber doesn't break down or absorb in the body but it helps waste run through the digestive system and slows it down. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and insoluble doesn't. Dietitians say that men under fifty years should have at least 38g. per day. Women should have at least 25g. per day. The best sources of fiber are whole foods. When you are changing or starting a fiber diet go through it slowly and drink lots of water to prevent intestinal gas, bloating, and cramping.
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