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The function source of fiber roughage cellulose

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
None: Roughage is another word for fiber. It is a most important part of diet consisting of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They both have effects on abso... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may caus... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Each person is: different regarding how many bowel movements they have. If the size of the one bowel movement is sufficient to keep you going, than that is fine.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
See below: The heart is a muscle with very special qualities. The main bulk of heart muscle helps pump blood to the lungs to get oxygen and then pumps that oxyge... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure,... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Colon Cleanse: These are a waste of money. Feces does not get stored in the colon. It is a one way tube that handles waste. You state you have good bowel function... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Plants: Adding more plants (fruits and veggies) will add fiber while helping add a substantial amount of other nutrients that are also healthy. There are l... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eat Green: Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit is the best way to get the fiber you need - leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables & fruit like apples. Also flaxs... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: a well balanced diet is best. Grains provide some nutrients that vegetables can not
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not particularly: See this site for a list of high fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582.
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