dietary fiber

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dietary fiber

[¦dī·ə‚ter·ē ′fī·bər]
(food engineering)
The plant-cell-wall polysaccharides and lignin in a food or food ingredient that are not broken down by the digestive enzymes of animals and humans.
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Whole grains and high fiber foods are vital for health maintenance.
Studies link high fiber diets to a reduced risk of diseases such as diabetes and colon cancer.
The Vantage 16T is a high fiber support, low caliper fabric design with straight through drainage.
Out of the 30 different high fiber foods that were surveyed only 14 were included on the 20-day school district menu cycle.
These two types of high fiber bread were compared with normal bread, which contains 100% wheat flour.
Eating apples, yams or liver was associated with a reduced risk of duodenal ulcers, a finding that may relate to the high fiber content of apples and the high vitamin A content of yams and liver, Aldoori said.
Several scientists note that populations with high fiber intakes have low rates of heart disease.
High fiber diets keep the colon distended, which helps to prevent spasms from developing.
In fact, while there has been a general upward trend of new breakfast cereals with high fiber claims, Kellogg's top fiber brands have continued to grow their brand share.
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The global market for whole grain and high fiber foods is forecast to reach $28 billion by the year 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA), San Jose, CA.
A new cookbook, The Fiber For Life Cookbook, features more than 100 delicious high fiber recipes for soups, entrees, breads, salads, and desserts.