Dietary Fibre in Human Nutrition

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Dietary fibre is the indigestible portion of plant foods (resistant to human digestive enzymes):

  • Cellulose
  • Non-cellulose polysaccharides
  • Single non-carbohydrate member-lignin.

Sources of dietary fibre: whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits.

Requirement: 30g/day. An excessive intake can reduce bioavailability.

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  • BENCKO, Vladimir, et al. Hygiene and epidemiology : selected chapters. 2. edition. Prague. 2008. ISBN 80-246-0793-X.