dietary fibre

Definitions

Food

  • Long-chain carbohydrates which are not digested in the gut but which add to the bulk of bowel contents, reducing constipation and decreasing the transit time of waste matter thus thought to reduce the incidence of bowel cancer.

Medical

  • noun fibrous matter in food, which cannot be digested.

Sports

  • noun food materials that cannot by hydrolysed by digestive enzymes and are therefore important for digestive health, found in fruit and grains.
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