FIBER

what is does for the body?

soluble fiber dissolves in water and becomes a gelatinous form and can help slow down digestion and help the body absorb vital nutrients from some food.

insoluble fibers helps food pass through the digestive system.

major source of nutrients for fiber

whole grains, brown rice, nuts, bake potato, berries, oatmeal, vegetables etc.
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if your body gets to much fiber what happens?

Dehydration if your not drinking enough water while taking a lot of fibers it can cause you to get dehydrated. Constipation if you eat to much fiber without drinking enough water your body needs fluids to help move things along. Cramping can happen if you have to much fiber and your body can't break it down properly.
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If your body doesn't get enough fiber

If your body doesn't get enough fiber it can cause you to have high cholesterol. You may be hungry an hour after you eat. You can become constipated.
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Fiber is only found in plant foods such as fruit, vegetables and grains.

Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water.

Bloating can be caused if you have to much fiber.

Everyday you should eat fibers.

Refined grains are not good for you such as white rice, white bread, and white pasta avoid eating those and eat whole grains instead.

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Interesting facts.

Fiber is also known as "natures broom" because it cleans out the intestinal tract. Fiber is only found in plant foods, mea and diary has no fiber.