insoluble fibre


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insoluble fibre

One of two forms of dietary fibre (the other being soluble fibre) consisting of indigestible cellulose, which adds bulk to the stool and has a laxative effect.

Insoluble fibre-rich foods
Whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit and root vegetable skins.
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The older leaves contain more of the insoluble fibre that causes gas.
Soluble and insoluble fibre is soft and sticky and absorbs water to form a gel inside the digestive system.
1 RED cabbage is low in calories and high in insoluble fibre. This type of fibre can help prevent constipation and helps relieve some gastro-intestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
3 A RICH source of soluble and insoluble fibre, a serving of 100g of quinoa provides 18.5% of your daily requirement.
28 August 2013 - New York-headquartered buyout firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it had acquired local cellulose-based insoluble fibre products supplier International Fiber Corp (IFC) from Swander Pace Capital.
28 August 2013 a[euro]" New York-headquartered buyout firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it had acquired local cellulosea[euro]based insoluble fibre products supplier International Fiber Corp (IFC) from Swander Pace Capital.
Foods rich in insoluble fibre include wheat and rye, and a small amount is present in fruits and vegetables.
A IT is possible you are not eating enough insoluble fibre that is needed to help a sluggish bowel.
Holland & Barrett Fibre Force These capsules contain soluble and insoluble fibre from grains, fruits and veg.
leeks and their elongated stalks provide soluble and insoluble fibre.
There are 61 calories in 100g of fresh leeks and their elongated stalks provide soluble and insoluble fibre.
The insoluble fibre in baked beans is not digested but moves into the large intestine, or colon, where bacteria act on it and produce short-chain fatty acids.