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1

Found in only...

Plant foods

2

Absorbs what swells and provides what to help move what around the body

Absorbs water swells and provides bulk to help move food around the body

3

If not enough fibre is eaten what condition can develope

Constipation can develop - prolonged defiency of fiber can result in serious diseases such as bowel cancer and divertcular disease

4

We should aim to eat how much fiber per day

30g per day

5

One way to include fibre in our diets would be...

Whole grain bread

6

Whole grain bread has much more fibre because...

It includes the bran part of whole grain cereals

7

White bread is made of what...

White bread is made of the starchy part of cereal grain called the endosperm, therefore contains much less fiber

8

4 sources of fiber

Whole grain breakfast cereals
Raw nuts. Wholegrain pasta
Seeds
Potatoes with their skins
Fruit+veg with their skins
Wholegrain rice

9

Name the 4 parts of bran

Husk
Endosperm(starch)
Bran (fibre)
Germ( vitamin+mineral)