SOLUBLE FIBER

 

 

Soluble fiber, an indigestible material from plant foods. It is easy to determine the insoluble fiber because once you mixed it with water, it will essentially form into a gel. The main function of soluble fiber in our body is that it binds with fatty acids and prolongs stomach emptying time so that sugar is released and absorbed more slowly. This is a very helpful especially in reducing heart disease and it regulates blood sugar for those who have diabetes. This can be found in foods like barley, nuts and oat.

 

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