FIBER

Thomas Colvin

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Function

best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. Fiber also helps mantain a healthy weight and lowers the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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Sources of Fiber

1. Beans

2. Whole grains

3. Brown rice

4. Popcorn

5. Nuts

6. Baked potato with skin

7. Berries

8. bran cereal

9. oatmeal

10. vegetables

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Affect on the body with or without fiber

Without fiber your body would become susceptible to weight gain and host of illnesses. Fiber also boost the immune system helping the resistance to infections and immune related diseases like cancer.

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Facts about fiber

The recommended intake of fiber is 20-35 grams per day. The average intake in the United States is 14-15 grams a day. Fiber rich foods help prevent dicerticulosis. It's when pouches form oin the wall of the colon.

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