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Why is dietary fiber considered not a nutrient?

  Fiber is considered a nutrient. It's a dietary component that is essential for good health. Your body doesn't actually breakdown insoluble fiber, so you can't absorb the (MORE)

What is dietary fiber?

Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that consists of cellulose, pectin, gum, mucilage, hemicellulose, and lignin. You don't completely digest and absorb fiber, because you don't h (MORE)

Insufficient dietary fiber intake?

Insufficient dietary fibre intake can lead to digestion issues  which in turn may cause problems like constipation. It may also  impede the body from being able to fully uti (MORE)
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What foods are high in dietary fiber?

The main sources of non-starch polysaccharides or dietary fiber are  found in cell walls of plants.    Below is a list of some foods high in fiber.     apples (MORE)
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Why is dietary fiber important for your body?

Fiber keeps peristaltic action in your bowels working correctly so things keep moving out as they should. Without it waste products build up in the colon and can lead to cance (MORE)
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Is dietary fiber the same as fiber?

There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble  fiber dissolves in water, like oatmeal. Insoluble fiber does not  dissolve, but is important to bulk up a (MORE)