Functions and Nutritional Resources
of the Nutrients Used in the Graphics
Fiber is a plant component that is not affected by the digestive enzymes. It is broken down by the bacteria in the lower large intestine (colon), and taken out by stool. Foods that contain fiber play several important roles. It gives us a sense of fullness, which protects us from becoming overweight. It increases intestinal movements, which protect us from constipation. It also balances the blood fats, which protect us from coronary and heart diseases. Fiber also helps to the slow absorption of blood sugar and thus contributes to better control of diabetes. Moreover, correct the intestinal flora on behalf of useful bacteria and decrease the risk of many intestinal diseases.
Resources: Vegetables, fruits, legumes (dried beans, chick peas, lentils, red beans, etc.), whole grains, grain products (wheat, oats, rye, bread, pasta, etc.), bulgur, dried fruits (dried apricot, raisin, fig, dried fruit pulp, etc.) and nuts (nuts, pistachios, walnut, almond, etc.) are rich in fiber.