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How are fiber and carbohydrates different?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Fiber/Carbohydrates: Dietary fiber (roughage) is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants & animal wastes. Carbohydrates are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen & oxygen, & are rich in starch & sugar.
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