soluble fibre

Definitions

General Science

  • noun fibre found in vegetables, fruit, pulses and porridge oats, which is partly digested in the intestine and reduces the absorption of fats and sugar into the body, so lowering the level of cholesterol

Food

  • Various non-metabolizeable soluble polysaccharides such as pectin, gums and related compounds found in vegetable matter, seeds, nuts, grains, etc. said to reduce blood cholesterol and low density lipoprotein levels and to be essential for good health

Sports

  • noun a type of fibre in vegetables, fruit, pulses and porridge oats that is partly digested in the intestine and reduces the absorption of fats and sugar into the body, so lowering the level of cholesterol
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