How Fiber Improves Our Health

What is dietary fiber? The dietary fiber or “fiber” includes edible plant parts that cannot be digested or absorbed in the small intestine and pass to the intestine intact thick. It includes non-starch polysaccharides (e.g. cellulose, hemicellulose, pectins, and gums), oligosaccharides (e.g. inulin), lignin and associated plant substances (e.g. waxes and suberin). Dietary fiber also includes a type of starch known as resistant starch (found in seeds and partially milled grains and some breakfast cereals), it is called so as it resists digestion in the small intestine and reaches the…

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Healthy Eating – of Interest – Eating in summer: Healthy and Refreshing Diet

The body in summer does not need to work so much, so it consumes many fewer calories. Hence, the food must change and adapt to the hot environment. However, people’s behavior regarding food also changes in the summer and it is more frequent to skip meals, keep a messy schedule or overeat as part of the meetings of leisure and rest. More late, so that people get up late and do not eat breakfast, and more alcohol is consumed. Changes in the daily routine favor a capricious and careless diet.…

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