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What is dietary fiber?

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Fiber. Dietary Fiber. Fiber optic internet. We all probably know that fiber is good for you, good for digestion etc. But why? Also what is fiber really? Why do some foods have it and others don't? Is it actually helpful for digestion? If so, why? Let's find out!

References from this episode

  1. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf101021s
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234933/#:~:text=Dietary%20fibers%20a%20are%20mainly,fiber%20in%20plant%20cell%20walls.
  3. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/getauthorversionpdf/C5FO00950B
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6627181/
  5. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308814603005314
  6. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2005.00481.x
  7. https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/nutrition-food-safety-health/dietary-fiber-9-333/
  8. https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/print-publications/t/dietary-fiber-t-3138.pdf
  9. https://extension.usu.edu/archive/is-all-dietary-fiber-the-same
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9226567/
  11. https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/lignin/3007765.article
  12. https://www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fda-grants-citizen-petition-acacia-gum-arabic-dietary-fiber

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