Ronda's Tip of the Day

a Factoid or a Nutrition / Fitness Tip


NUTRITION SAVVY

Fiber is the part of plant foods that we cannot digest. It comes in two main forms soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is a woody-looking kind of fiber that absorbs water as it moves through the digestive tract, speeding elimination and preventing constipation. Soluble fiber is not fibrous-looking at all. When put in water it forms a gel. Soluble fiber slows down food absorption decreasing the risk of cancer and heart disease.



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