Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What is Dietary Fiber?

Dietary fiber and anti starches, compounds featured in plant-based complete foods (mainly whole grains) are thought to be however another provider to their unique health-promoting qualities. In the big intestines, dietary fiber binds to carcinogens, surplus hormone like bile acids, estrogens, and toxins like pesticides, promoting their excretion from the body. Dietary fiber also supports healthy digestion and, as it is the preferred food of the cells that make up the lining of the intestinal tract, is required for a healthy intestinal tract overall.


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