Dietary fibre

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Dietary fibre

Dietary fibre.

Glog by: Lily and Juan.

There are two groups:Insoluble fibre:It is mostly found in cereals and their derivatives: bread, pasta and cereals, but it is best in wholemeal types.This type of fibre cannot be dissolved in water.

What is fibre? Fibre is an essential nutrient for our body and especially for our digestive system.

Interesting facts:Foods that contain fibre: Cereals: 45 grams of fibre for every 100g Breads and pastas: 5.6 grams per each 100. Vegetables: between 11 and 25 of fibre. Nuts: the most recommended are almonds (12% fibre), followed by nuts (9%). Fruit: 2% is fruit is dietary fibre.

Vegetables such as avocados and artichokes have between five and six percent of fibre, while the tomato has 3 %. Spices suchas, cinnamon contains 53% of fibre and Rosemary and oregano contain 43% of firbre.

Soluble fibre:It is found in foods such as beans, fruits, vegetables and certain cereals such as barley and oats.This type of fibre can be dissolved in water.

Functions of fibtre:Energy: Although the amount of energy that it provides is the small(2 kcal), fibre increases the bacteria flora in the intestines helping to maintain our organism.Produces satiety: mostly insoluble fibre increases its volume with water and causes the stomach to feel filled a signal that the body interprets as being full up and you need to stop eating.

Delayed gastric emptying: this has a very important consequence wich is that the nutrients are absorbed little by little and there are no peaks of glucose.Reduction of intestinal transit time: as we have said previously, fibre is good for the digestive system as it decreases the time need to digest all food produce. Fibre is essential to avoid constipation.


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