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  Fiber: Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health
Fiber is one of those nutrients that many of us know is important but that remains a bit of a mystery.
Fiber is present in all plants that are eaten for food, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes.
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, and you should get a least the minimum recommended amount of 21-38 grams of dietary fiber per day for adults, depending on gender and age.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /nutritionsource/fiber.html   (1752 words)

Fiber is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that is neither digested nor absorbed.
High fiber diets are usually low in fat, too, and the cholesterol-lowering effects may be related to less fat in the diet as well as to fiber.
One of the theories explaining the relationship between a high- fiber diet and a lower risk of colon cancer suggests that the longer potential toxins are in contact with the lining of the colon, the greater the chance of these lining cells becoming cancerous.
www.askdrsears.com /html/4/T041500.asp   (2511 words)

 Fiber Optic Cable Tutorial
Fiber optic cable functions as a "light guide," guiding the light introduced at one end of the cable through to the other end.
Fiber optic cable connectors and the equipment needed to install them are still more expensive than their copper counterparts.
Hair-thin fibers consist of two concentric layers of high-purity silica glass the core and the cladding, which are enclosed by a protective sheath.
www.arcelect.com /fibercable.htm   (3335 words)

 Ask the Dietitian - by Joanne Larsen MS RD LD - Fiber & Constipation
Fiber is the indigestible carbohydrate found in plant cell walls and is either soluble or insoluble.
Fiber is any edible food material that passes through the intestinal tract undigested.
Soluble fiber is found in citrus fruit, legumes (dried beans and peas), oats, barley and "gums" which are found in oatmeal and dried beans.
www.dietitian.com /fiber.html   (1766 words)

Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol.
Dietary fiber is the term for several materials that make up the parts of plants your body can't digest.
Insoluble fiber has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk and slower progression of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4574   (390 words)

 WHFoods: fiber, dietary
As is the case with insoluble fiber, fibers that are not fermentable in the large intestine help maintain bowel regularity by increasing the bulk of the feces and decreasing the transit time of fecal matter through the intestines.
In addition, excessive intake of nonfermentable fiber, typically in supplemental form, may lead to mineral deficiencies by reducing the absorption or increasing the excretion of minerals, especially when mineral intake is too low or when mineral needs are increased such as during pregnancy, lactation, or adolescence.
Foods high in nonfermentable fiber, or the fiber that passes all the way through the intestines unchanged, may reduce the absorption and/or increase the excretion of several minerals, including calcium and iron.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=59   (2099 words)

 Fiber Facts, Types, Function, Benefits, Dietary Requirements on MedicineNet.com
Fiber became a household word back in 1970s when Dr. Denis Burkitt, a man nicknamed the Fiber Man, and his colleagues made "the fiber hypothesis" that states that fiber can prevent certain diseases.
The primary dietary difference was the high intake of fiber and low intake of refined carbohydrates in the African population.
While the exact mechanism by which fiber might prevent these diseases remained unknown, Burkitt made a discovery about the beneficial impact that fiber had on bowel movements and how that related to certain diseases.
www.onhealth.com /fiber/article.htm   (332 words)

Dietary fiber, found in the walls of plant cells, cannot be digested by enzymes in the human digestive tract but plays an essential role in human health.
Fiber is believed to relieve constipation by adding bulk to stool and speeding its transit through the gastrointestinal tract.
On the other hand, taking fiber in the form of pectin (from fruit) and oat bran reportedly reduces the body's ability to absorb cholesterol-lowering medications known as "statins" (such as lovastatin and atorvastatin), and could lead to decreased effectiveness of this class of medications.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsSupplements/Fibercs.html   (2820 words)

Fiber is indigestible carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plant foods.
A diet high in soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol levels because it binds intestinal bile acids that contain fat and cholesterol, which are removed in the stools instead of being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Soluble fiber also reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems by helping to regulate both constipation and diarrhea, and slows the absorption of simple sugars, which helps control the rise in blood sugar after eating.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/325/7095/34043.html?d=dmtContent   (776 words)

 Stonyfield Yogurt - Fiber - an essential part of your diet.
Fiber is beneficial for good health, helping to lower blood lipids, (fats), promote good digestive health and to decrease the incidence of colon cancer.
While these low carb diets promote fiber from vegetables, it is often does not meet the recommended 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day.
Fiber binds with bile acids that are made from cholesterol and produced during digestion.
www.stonyfield.com /Wellness/Fiber.cfm   (581 words)

 Fiber - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Fiber makes a person feel full after eating, thus helping those who are on diets to lower their consumption of foods.
The insoluble fibers, which are typically found in the nonseed or nonfruit parts of the plant, such as the leaves, hulls and stems, helps with the digestion process, absorbing water and passing foods more quickly through the stomach and intestines.
A fiber supplement is a readily available alternative to the natural fiber from plant foods as a means to enable those who want to add fiber to their diet to do so when they are unable to consume the recommended daily amounts of natural fiber.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=36700&catitemid=   (504 words)

 Why You Need More Fiber
Those who ate a diet high in refined carbohydrates and low in cereal fiber were more likely to increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.
This type of fiber comes from: beans (they have both types of fiber), oatmeal and oat bran, some fruits (apples, mangoes, plums, kiwi, pears, flberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, citrus fruits, dried apricots, prunes, and figs), and some vegetables (dried peas, beans, and lentils).
Insoluble fiber is found in: Whole-wheat grain and wheat bran, brown rice, bulgur, seeds, and vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, and tomatoes).
www.webmd.com /content/article/113/110733.htm   (1098 words)

 Americans need more fiber in their diets - Eating Well - MSNBC.com
This is about the same amount of fiber that is found in five servings of either fruits or vegetables and one or two servings of either whole grains or beans.
This type of fiber tends to slow down the movement of food throughout the digestive tract and is not related to regularity.
Fiber is good at binding to water, which tends to provide a greater sense of fullness in the stomach and great sense of feeling satisfied after eating.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15938650   (1509 words)

 Dietary Fiber
Fiber may be beneficial in treating or preventing constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis.
Dietary fiber comes from the portion of plants that is not digested by enzymes in the intestinal tract.
Fiber supplements are sold in a variety of forms from bran tablets to purified cellulose.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/foodnut/09333.html   (1306 words)

 What Is Fiber?
Fiber is a virtually indigestible substance that is found mainly in the outer layers of plants.
Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate that passes through the human digestive system virtually unchanged, without being broken down into nutrients.
Fiber makes food more satisfying, probably because the contents of the stomach are bulkier and stay there longer.
www.ehealthmd.com /library/fiber/FIB_whatis.html   (710 words)

 More Fiber Equals Less Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fiber might play a role in protecting you from colon cancer, according to two major studies.
Previous studies looking solely at fiber and colon cancer say dietary fiber may not be the magic ingredient that reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and adenomas.
Fiber is found in whole grains, cereals with ingredients like bran, beans, fruits and vegetables.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/hl/nutr/food/alert07222003.jsp   (1331 words)

Soluble fiber is found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables.
Cooking may actually increase your fiber intake by decreasing the volume of the food that is prepared.
Insoluble fiber is a major constituent responsible for lowering the post-prandial blood glucose concentration in the pre-germinated brown rice.
www.pennhealth.com /ency/article/002470.htm   (574 words)

 Fiber definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Dietary fiber can have many benefits including promoting bowel regularity, lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood, and easing conditions such as hemorrhoids, colitis, and diverticulosis.
And in 2000 a kind of dietary fiber was discovered to increase the risk of the adenomas, the forerunners of cancer of the colon.
The fiber under study was from ispaghula husk, which is not normally found in the diet but is found in laxatives containing mucilage.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3439   (340 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Fiber Information and Product Listing! Fiber FAQ!
Fiber is an indigestible substance that comes from the walls of plant cells.
Because fiber can not be digested, it acts as dietary "filler." When consumed, fiber occupies space in the stomach, and upon absorbing water and macronutrients, expands in volume.
For athletes, the inclusion of dietary fiber into a nutritional program may prove beneficial when dieting down and attempting to reduce body fat, and when attempting to increase insulin levels naturally, without having to resort to the consumption of simple or refined carbohydrates.
www.bodybuilding.com /store/fiber.html   (716 words)

 Dietary fiber: An essential part of a healthy diet - MayoClinic.com
Fiber is often classified into two categories: those that don't dissolve in water (insoluble fiber) and those that do (soluble fiber).
This type of fiber increases the movement of material through your digestive system and increases stool bulk, so it can be of benefit to those who struggle with constipation or irregular stools.
Fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can also lower blood cholesterol levels and slow the absorption of sugar, which for people with diabetes, can help improve blood sugar levels.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/fiber/NU00033/LOCID=   (1247 words)

 What is fiber optics? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves.
Fiber optic cables are less susceptible than metal cables to interference.
Fiber optics is a particularly popular technology for local-area networks.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/f/fiber_optics.html   (495 words)

Fiber is divided into two general categories-water soluble and water insoluble.
Although a gradual introduction of fiber in the diet may improve bowel symptoms in some cases, there have been several reports of people with scleroderma developing severe constipation and even bowel obstruction requiring hospitalization after fiber supplementation.
Fiber from whole grains, but not refined grains, is inversely associated with all-cause mortality in older women: the Iowa women’s health study.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Supp/Fiber.htm   (735 words)

 Fiber Facts, Types, Function, Benefits, Dietary Requirements on MedicineNet.com
Fiber became a household word back in 1970s when Dr. Denis Burkitt, a man nicknamed the Fiber Man, and his colleagues made "the fiber hypothesis" that states that fiber can prevent certain diseases.
The primary dietary difference was the high intake of fiber and low intake of refined carbohydrates in the African population.
While the exact mechanism by which fiber might prevent these diseases remained unknown, Burkitt made a discovery about the beneficial impact that fiber had on bowel movements and how that related to certain diseases.
www.medicinenet.com /fiber/article.htm   (346 words)

 Nutrition for you, Nutrition for two
In fact, 10 to 11 grams is the estimated daily fiber intake of typical westernized diets.
This is important because the action of fiber is facilitated by water.
Two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, contribute to total dietary fiber.
www.storknet.com /ip/nutritional_health/nutrients/fiber.html   (388 words)

 Fiber Optics Online: Digital Marketplace for the telecommunications industry
With numerical aperature (N.A.) of 0.39 and a hard polymer cladding that allows a high core-to-clad ratio, the Superguide SPCH is the low cost fiber of choice.
The synthetic fused silica used in the core of the Superguide fiber is made using a patented, environmentally friendly process resulting in a chlorine free material, free of bubbles and inclusions
Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter...
www.fiberopticsonline.com   (232 words)

 Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Foods that are high in fiber can help in the treatment of constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dietary fiber may also help lower your cholesterol, and reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Be sure to drink more fluids when you increase the amount of fiber you eat.
www.familydoctor.org /099.xml   (324 words)

 Fiber Images for Bead Crafts, Fabric Crafts, Paper Craft, Yarn Crafts
Fiber Images™ Crafting Tools of the Trade Room
Fiber Images™ Used, Rare, and Collectible Craft Books Room
Fiber Images™ Used, Rare, and Collectible Craft Magazines Room
www.fiber-images.com   (217 words)

 The Fiber Optic Association
The information is not just for users, but installers, contractors and consultants need to be familiar with it also, and we'd suggest they share it with their customers, as it will help explain fiber optics in terms they will understand and help everyone communicate better about fiber optic projects.
The Fiber Optic Association has been organized as a international non-profit professional society for the fiber optic industry.
Its charter is to develop educational programs, certify fiber optic technicians, approve fiber optic training courses, participate in standards-making processes and generally promote fiber optics.
www.thefoa.org   (588 words)

 Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival - Home Page
Work with fiber, animals, set-up, check-in...you pick what you want to do and work as little or as much as you want.
Our Mission is to exhibit and demonstrate the full spectrum of natural fibers (plant and animal), from beginning to end.
That is, from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product.
www.flockandfiberfestival.com   (248 words)

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