ingredient information
Wheat Fibers
Food fibers are that part of plant foods that are not digested when eaten. Some types of fiber may have a cholesterol-lowering effect which could lead to reduced risk of heart disease. Fiber may also help reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer, especially those associated with the digestive tract, and may be helpful in controlling diabetes. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibers: There are three types: cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. This type of fiber is not soluble in water. Foods that contain insoluble fibers include: wheat bran, whole grain products and vegetables. Insoluble fibers help to regulate bowel movements. Soluble fibers: These fibers become gummy in water. There are also three types: gums, pectins, and mucilages. When eaten, soluble fiber sources slow the passage of food through the digestive system and some researchers believe this action helps to regulate cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels in the blood by affecting absorption rates. Food sources of soluble fibers are dried beans, oats, barley and some fruits and vegetables.