soluble fibre


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soluble fibre

One of two forms of dietary fibre—the other being insoluble fibre—which dissolves in water and slows gastric emptying, slows absorption of food, increases the stool bulk and reduces absorption of cholesterol, lowering LDL-cholesterol levels.  A 5–10-g/day increase of soluble fibre in the diet translates into ±5% decrease in serum cholesterol, plasma LDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein B, and lesser reductions of HDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein AI.  

Soluble fibre-rich foods
Oatmeal, oats, barley, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, legumes, guar gums, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, carrots.
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They're also a source of cholesterol-lowering soluble fibres.
Insoluble fibres have been linked with acting as a 'bulking' laxative agent, preventing constipation (when accompanied with increased fluid intake), while soluble fibres have been linked with helping reduce cholesterol levels.
Insoluble fibres have been linked with acting as a 'bulking' laxative agent, preventing constipation (when accompanied with increased fluid intake), while soluble fibres have been linked with helping reduce cholesterol levels and reducing hunger, by promoting a sense of fullness and controlling energy balance, which could play a role in maintaining a healthy weight.
Insoluble fibres have been linked with acting as a 'bulking' Insoluble fibres have been linked with acting as a 'bulking' laxative agent, preventing constipation (when accompanied with increased fluid intake), while soluble fibres have been linked with helping reduce cholesterol levels.
Launched in 2002, Nutriose[R] is a non-viscous soluble fibre with a neutral taste.
Tate and Lyle's soluble fibre dextrin is a resistant dextrin that can be isolated from tapioca or corn.
The popularity of oatmeal and other oat products again increased after the January 1998 decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), when it issued its final rule allowing a health claim to be made on the labels of foods containing soluble fibre from whole oats (oat bran, oat flour and rolled oats), noting that three grams of soluble fibre daily from these foods may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Plantain and broccoli soluble fibre reduced transmission of E.
Also fibre, especially soluble fibre, may improve mineral absorption within the GIT, and thus exert an indirect favourable effect on BP.
Hummus-made from chickpeas which are high in soluble fibre.
Cholesterol-Control Gardens: Although vegetables don't contain cholesterol, scientists believe that foods rich in soluble fibre, like many fruits and vegetables, may actually help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
New research shows that oranges can make you feel full for up to four hours because of the large amounts of soluble fibre (pectin) they contain.

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