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Dr. Martin Fried
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What are some sources of dietary fiber?

What are some sources of dietary fiber?

See below: fruits, vegetables. beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and whole grains are sources of dietary fiber. Milk dairy, cheese, meat, fish and poultry have no dietary fiber. ...Read more

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Dietary Fiber (Definition)

Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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What does dietary fiber do in the body?

What does dietary fiber do in the body?

Fiber is good 4 you: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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How can dietary fiber be added to the diet?

How can dietary fiber be added to the diet?

See below: fruits, vegetables. beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and whole grains are sources of dietary fiber. Milk dairy, cheese, meat, fish and poultry have no dietary fiber. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to add more dietary fiber to your diet. Beans are also high in fiber and consider a serving of beans. ...Read more

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What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

What are some examples of food sources of dietary fiber?

Fruits and vegetable: dietary fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans and legumes as well as whole grains. Meat, chicken, fish, fowl and dairy products do not contain any fiber. You average serving of fruit or vegetable contains about three grams of fiber. ...Read more

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Can dietary fiber protect us from the harmful effects of fats?

Can dietary fiber protect us from the harmful effects of fats?

Two possibilities: There are two schools of thought: dietary fiber acts like a microscopic sponge. As such it 1) absorbs or binds to dietary fat preventing it from getting absorbed in our intestines, and, 2) dietary fat absorbs water keeping our bowel movements soft, which quickens the transit time so that fat is out of our intestines faster. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get the daily amount of dietary fiber?

Is there an easy way to get the daily amount of dietary fiber?

These: Soluble fibre: peas, soybeans, oats, rye, chia, barley, prunes, plums, avocados, berries, ripe bananas, skin of apples, quinces, pears, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions insoluble fiber: whole grain wheat, corn, bran, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, potato skins, green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, and nopal, avocado, unripe bananas, skins of kiwi, grapes and tomatoes. ...Read more

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How to get dietary fiber other than from vegetables?

How to get dietary fiber other than from vegetables?

Whole grains.: Whole grain breads and breakfast cereals can help. Fruits like blueberries, apples and cranberries. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Where can I get dietary fiber from?

These: Soluble fibre: peas, soybeans, oats, rye, chia, barley, prunes, plums, avocados, berries, ripe bananas, skin of apples, quinces, pears, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions insoluble fiber: whole grain wheat, corn, bran, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, potato skins, green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, and nopal, avocado, unripe bananas, skins of kiwi, grapes and tomatoes. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Colonic Diseases (Definition)

Colonic diseases are diseases of the colon, which is one's large bowels or the part of bowel that is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. Diseases that affect the colon include infections, inflammation, inadequate blood ...Read more


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