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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Dietary fibre and fibre-rich by-products of food processing: Characterisation, technological functionality and commercial applications: A review.
According to the study, most people worldwide currently consume less than 20g of dietary fibre a day.
Dietary fibre, whole grains, and risk of colorectal cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies.
These observations stimulated to focus on the study of dietary fibre composition of various cereals and legumes, which may provide a wide range of dietary fibre to human nutrition.
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How fibre keeps us healthy Some components of dietary fibre can hold water and thus add bulk to the faeces, which then pass through the intestines more easily, aiding normal bowel function.
Given this context, the current study aimed to characterise the Crioula, lisa and Morada soursop varieties in terms of their dietary fibre contents and other components with antioxidant activity.
Dietary fibre is thought to play an important role in digestive health, heart health, preventing Type 2 diabetes, as well as maintaining energy levels.
4 THE pectin contained in galia melons can also help prevent diabetes because this and other forms of dietary fibre can help to regulate the gradual release of glucose into the bloodstream from simple sugars and carbohydrates.
Influence of dietary fibre level on digestive and metabolic utilization of energy in growing and finishing pigs.