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Fibre, dietary


- soluable fiber:
dissolves in water, is readily fermented in the colon into gases and tend to slow the movement of food through the system.


- insoluable:
does not dissolve in water, metabolically ferments in the large intestine, bulking fibres absorb water as they move through the digestive system easing defication.

Promotes regular bowel movement, stablizes blood sugar and cholesterol levels, improves gastrointestinal health, glucose intolerance and insulin response, and increases satiety promoting weight management.

Treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, reducing risk of colon cancer, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and other coronary heart disease risk factors and weight loss.

Soluable fibre
: relieving irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea/constipation, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and clostrium difficile) and in lowering cholesterol.

Insolubale fibre
: improving insulin sensitivity and glycemic management, relieving diarrhea, and reducing symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Found In:
legumes, oats, rye, chia, barley, fruit juices and some fruits (prune juice, plum berries, ripe bananas, and insides of apples and pears) broccoli, carrots, jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, onions (including skins), psyllium seed husk, flax seeds, nuts, whole grains foods, wheat, corn bran, lignans, green beans, cauliflour, zucchini, celery, nopal, avocado, skins of fruit including kiwi and tomatoes, turnip, mustard and collard greens eggplant, raspberries and cinnamon

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