Dietary Fibre Function – Healthy Diet
Insoluble fibre is metabolically inert and provides bulking, or it can be fermented in the large intestine. Bulking fibres absorb water as they move through the digestive system, easing defecation.Insoluble fibres are found in rich quantities in foods like whole-wheat flour, wheat bran, nuts, beans, cauliflower, green beans and potatoes. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing bleeding disorders of colon and risk of colorectal cancer. A high fibre diet also reduces urge to eat food by filling the stomach for longer time.