NUTRITION WHY’S #13: CARBOHYDRATE FIBERS-Fibers are digestible, partially digestible,and indigestible carbohydrates. Fibers include cellulose, pectin, guar gum, chitin, beta-glucan, hemicellulose, and lignans among others.

NUTRITION WHY'S: CARBOHYDRATE FIBERS-Fibers are digestible, partially digestible,and indigestible carbohydrates. Fibers include cellulose, pectin, guar gum, chitin, beta-glucan, hemicellulose, and lignans among others. Fibers that are not digested in the small intestine are digested by the microbiome bacteria in the colon. Some fibers like cellulose are not digested at all and pass out of the body unchanged. The indigestible fibers help the intestines move by stretching the smooth muscles of the intestine which stimulates them to contract. Soluble fibers like pectin from apples and other fruits settle in the stoach which slows stomach emptying creating a feeling of fullness. Some soluble fibers like beta-glucan absorb fats and can bind cholesterol. Remember to get 25 to 30 grams of fiber from fruits and vegetables as well as a fiber supplement every day to keep your bowels regular. Fibers are carbohydrates and they are an important part of Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle!!#drdavidheber #fiber #digestion #carbohydrates #carbs to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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