Articles Tagged: dietary fiber benefits
Dietary fiber is part of dietetic intake that encompasses the indigestible parts of plants, which the body needs to stay healthy. There are two kinds of dietary fiber; soluble (can be dissolved in water) and, insoluble (does not dissolve in water and therefore passes unchanged through the digestive tract). Dietary fiber benefits include helping the body to maintain regularity and preventing constipation, as well as possibly helping to stave off chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes. Obesity prevention is another of the many dietary fiber benefits, and various factors contribute to its role in the achievement of healthier body weight.