Nutrition Myths

Fiber

Does fiber help in constipation?

Fiber helps relieve Chronic Idiopathic Constipation, that has no known causes and is not a result of any medical condition or drugs. For constipation with known causes more evidence is needed.

Does fiber help you lose weight?

Does fiber help you lose weight?

A high fiber diet contributes to weight loss by: replacing high energy foods; increasing satiety through chewing; creating a bulk with water; slowing down the absorption of nutrients, fat and carbohydrate and reducing inflammation.

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Soluble fibers lower total and LDL cholesterol by a small amount. They also exert other actions that help reduce the overall risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

How many calories in fiber?

How many calories are in fiber?

Scientists have shown that an accurate measure for dietary fiber is 2 calories per gram of energy. This was adopted by most countries as a standard, except the U.S that still assigns 4 calories per gram of energy.

Types of nuts

Types of nuts

There are two definitions of a nut: botanical and culinary. The word "nut" is usually used in the culinary sense, not in the botanical sense.

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