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What does Fiber do for the body

Fiber is a bulky roughage material which we eat. It is composed of cellulose, lignin, and pectin. By itself, it is non digestible. It helps in moving the waste through the intestines by peristalsis.
Fiber is an important part of a diet. It prevents Heart Diseases, Diabetes, Weight Gain and Cancers. It improves digestion. Fibers may be Soluble or Insoluble. Soluble Fibers dissolve in water to form a Gel like material. They reduce Blood cholesterol levels. Insoluble Fibers promote the movement of material through the digestive system. Fiber is a type of Carbohydrates. It is not broken down by the body. It does not contribute any calories. Fiber prevents constipation.

Level of Fiber in the Body

Daily Requirement of Fiber in the Body
10 to 15 gram per day

Benefits of Fiber in the Body
Maintain bowel health
Lower Cholesterol levels
Reduce Heart Disease Risk
Normalize bowel movements
Control blood sugar levels
Aid in achieving healthy weight
Reduce Diverticular Disease Risk

Effects of Fiber deficiency in the Body
Weight Gain
Blood Sugar Fluctuations

Effects of Excess Fiber in the Body
Intestinal Gas
Abdominal Cramps

Herbs Containing Fiber

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Acalypha Bipartita
Acanthosicyos Naudinianus
Albizia Ferruginea
Aleurites Moluccanus
Allanblackia Stuhlmannii
Alternanthera Littoralis
Amaranthus Blitum
Amaranthus Dubius
Amaranthus Graecizans
Annona Diversifolia
Artemisia Keiskeana
Barleria Opaca
Bauhinia Petersiana
Beet Greens
Beilschmiedia Mannii
Borassus Madagascariensis
Boscia Angustifolia
Bull Kelp
Castanea Mollissima
Cenchrus Ciliaris
Ceropegia Papillata
Cleome Monophylla
Cleome Rutidosperma
Cnidoscolus Aconitifolius
Coccinia Adoensis
Coccinia Sessilifolia
Cola Lateritia
Colophospermum Mopane
Commiphora Pterocarpa
Cordeauxia Edulis
Crassocephalum Rubens
Cucumeropsis Mannii
Cucumis Africanus
Cucurbita Ficifolia
Dais Cotinifolia
Daniellia Ogea
Descurainia Sophia
Digitaria Exilis
Dioscorea Hispida
Dried Dates
Erythrococca Bongensis
Erythrococca Kirkii
Eucalyptus Deglupta
Gilbertiodendron Dewevrei
Gnetum Buchholzianum
Grewia Mollis
Indian Lovegrass
Medicago Lupulina
Miracle Fruit
Oenanthe Javanica
Pouteria Viridis
Quararibea Cordata
Snow Pea
Sow Thistle
Wild Leek
Ziziphus Rugosa
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