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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Fiber is Functional DIGESTION WEIGHT, HEART, HEALTHY AND FOR CREATED BY TYPES OF FIBER dissolves in water to form a gel SOLUBLE INSOLUBLE remains intact while passing through the body Anderson, J., Baird, P., Davis, R., Ferreri, S., Knudtson, M., Koraym, A., Waters, V, & Williams, C. (2009). Health benefits of dietary fiber. Nutrition Reviews, 67(4): 188-205. It is estimated that only 1 in 20 people in the United States get enough daily fiber Of these 19 people, 75% think they are getting enough fiber in their diet Fiber is the part of plants that the body can't absorb or digest WHAT IS FIBER? HEALTH BENEFITS Reduces blood pressure and inflammation Normalizes bowel movements Become a pro Stay full for a a greater amount of time Fewer calories for the same volume of food Lowers "bad" cholesterol levels Total Fiber per Serving (grams) K. Bowers C. Loar C. Sheehan Dietetic Interns Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Eastern Illinois University REFERENCES The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends 25-38 grams of fiber daily for adults 12.3 g 11.1 g 6.6 g SOURCES OF FIBER 7.9 g 1/2 cup wheat bran 1/2 cup Fiber One Cereal 2 tablespoons flaxseeds Controls blood sugar levels 1/2 cup kidney beans Slavin, J. (2008). Position of the american dietetic assocation: health implications of dietary fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108: 1716-1731. Harvard University Health Services (2004). Fiber content of foods in common portions. Retrieved from
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