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Soluble fiber, on the other hand, absorbs water, which, in turn, slows digestion and can help solidify loose bowel movements.
The soluble fiber fraction consists of structural non-starch polysaccharides, such as B-glycans, arabinoxylans, pectins, some hemicelluloses; and also substances like gums and mucilages (ELLEUCH et al., 2011; MUDGIL & BARAK, 2013).
* With its stationary action, soluble fiber acts to slow down (and in some cases prevent) the absorption of fat and cholesterol in the gut.
"These findings indicate that enriching foods with purified fibers may not recapitulate the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables naturally rich in soluble fiber," said Dr.
A lower average crushing force occurred with artichoke as compared to other soluble fiber and protein sources at both the lab and pilot scales.
Soluble fibers, such as those present in oat meal, hold water and turn to gel during digestion.
OBGs contain soluble fiber (also found in beans, peas, lentils, broccoli, sweet potato, eggplant, apples, strawberries, and prunes).
However, soluble fibers, like psyllium, along with a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, also can modestly reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL "bad") cholesterol.
Conversely, curcumin-impregnated soluble fiber microgranules show amorphous character and better hydrophobic-hydrophilic balance for swelling and slow-release of stable-colloidal curcumin for improved absorption.
Aune and colleagues from Imperial College London (UK) completed a meta-analysis in which they observed that soluble fiber exerted an effect on the risk of breast cancer.
Food sources of soluble fiber include legumes (beans, lentils, peas), whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes).
Oats contain soluble fiber and upon digestion, it forms a gel, which causes the viscosity of the contents of the stomach and small intestine to be increased.

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