Week 3 checkpoint Fiber Research
Week 3 checkpoint Fiber Research
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Fiber Research 1 Running head: FIBER RESEARCH Fiber Research Student Name College Name Fiber Research In order for one’s body to function properly one must consume foods that consist of certain vitamins, fats, proteins and fibers. All food items contain at least one nutrient vital for our body but unknown to most is the proper amount needed per food group. Here we are going to look at fiber and its impact on the human body as well as the recommended amounts needed. Fiber can come in many shapes, sizes, tastes and smells from an almost perfect white to and inglorious brown color. Most people have no idea that they are even eating an item with fiber in it while others take their diets seriously. Some foods that have fiber are strawberries, cabbage, citrus fruits, rice, beans, cauliflower and oats. While there are many food items that contain fiber these items were chosen because they are actually split into two fiber groups, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, which means it is soluble in water, has been associated with decreasing cardiovascular disease, moderating blood glucose levels and reducing cholesterol if it is eaten regularly (“Whole Grains and Fiber, 2010, p. 1). These functions are not the main function of fiber; its main function is to regulate digestion in the body. Insoluble fiber is not ‘soluble’ in water but still has a function in the human body. This fiber helps with the reduction and occurrence of colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, and constipation and also helps one feel full. It passes the digestive system in almost the same form it went into the system with very little change, hence the help in constipation. Although both fiber types are needed in the human body it is recommended that they are consumed in different amounts depending on the person. While the adult will need at least 25 grams of total fiber a child is recommended to consume their age plus five more grams (AHA Journals Organization, 1997, p. 1). As a child grows their intake needs will change so their fiber intake should change as well. When dealing with fibers people usually only think of bread, wheat, grains and nuts. I fall directly under those presumptions of where fiber comes from and only by reading these articles were my eyes opened to the different types of food that actually contain fiber. This will come in handy for me because I tend to stay away from breads or grains but I really enjoy beans, fruits and vegetables. References AHA Journals Organization. (1997). Fiber, Lipids and Coronary Heart Disease (American Heart Association, Inc. Report No.1997;95:27012704). : American Heart Association, Inc.. Whole Grains and Fiber (2010). In Heart & Stroke Encyclopedia (p. 1). Dallas, TX: American Stroke Association.
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