food - fibres

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  • fibres
    • soluble
      • absorbs water and increases bulks , which makes faeces soft and bulky making it easier to pass through the digestive system
    • insoluble
      • slows down digestio , reduces blood cholesterol levels , makes you feel full for longer
    • what is fibre/nsp
      • non starch polysaccharide is the non digestible cellulose found in plant foods , it cannot be digested so it passes straight through the digestive system
    • how much is needed?
      • 2-5yrs - 15g/day , 5-11yrs- 20g/day , 11 -16yrs - 25g/day , 17+ - 30g/day
    • deficiency
      • can cause constipation , extreme cases - diverticular disease (lining on the intestine become inflamed and distorted )
    • sources
      • wholegrain carbs, peas , beans , berries , potatoes

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