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What Are Insoluble Dietary Fibers?

Dietary fibers are carbohydrates that we obtain from our diet. Insoluble fiber means that it can’t dissolve in water.

What Are Dietary Fibers Good For?

Dietary fiber is defined as non-digestible carbohydrates. Fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules in the body, like other carbohydrates. It passes through the body undigested.

Among other things, fiber helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check. (source 🗗)

You can find benefits of consuming insoluble dietary fibers in Insoluble Fiber: 4 Research-Backed Benefits .

Insoluble Fibers In Food

Insoluble fiber means that it does not dissolve in water. (source 🗗)

Foods that contain insoluble fibers are wheat, whole wheat bread, whole grain couscous, brown rice, legumes, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of ranked foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out insoluble fibers.

Examples of insoluble dietary fibers:

  • Cellulose
  • Hemicellulose
  • Chitosan
  • Lignin

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