Dietary Fiber’s Role in Maintaining Good Health

When you hear dietary advice it almost always includes a call to get the right amount of Dietary fiber each day. But what exactly is dietary fiber? What is it that makes fiber such an important part of a healthy diet? Fiber is really a generalized term that refers to all the edible parts of plants that at the same time are indigestible. So you can’t digest it? Then what’s the point in eating it?

Non Starch Polysaccharides to give them their scientific name are found in fruits vegetables and grains. They are broken down in the intestines but don’t provide any nutritive value. What they do well though is to help the digestive tract function at it’s best. They have also been shown to prevent many serious diseases. If your digestive system is working well then your immune system also functions better.

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