Fiber is and important part of a diet plan, it is a non-starch polysaccharides, and in the form of cellulose is the most abundant organic molecule found on earth.
- 1. Resists hydrolysis which makes it indigestible
- 2. A small portion is fermented by intestinal bacteria and remains in the body
- 3. 12-15 grams is the average in take of Americans, 20-35 grams is the recommended daily allowance
4. Consuming less fiber raises the risks of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, intestinal disorders and heart disease
Fiber may also help with gastrointestinal function by cleaning the intestinal walls of harmful chemicals from food. Fiber is also shown to slow the absorption rate of carbs which act positively on blood glucose dynamics. Fiber supplements are and fast and easy way to get your daily recommend allowance but can also be found in whole grains and green leafy vegetables.