Dietary fibre is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants
There are two main types
Soluble fibre dissolves in water. It is readily fermented in the colon into gases and physiologically active byproducts, and can be prebiotic and/or viscous. Soluble fibres tend to slow the movement of food through the system.
Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water. It can be metabolically inert and provide bulking, or it can be prebiotic and metabolically ferment in the large intestine. Bulking fibres absorb water as they move through the digestive system. Insoluble fibres tend to accelerate the movement of food through the system.
Acatris can provide several types of fibre, both soluble and insoluble, derived from e.g. wheat, oat, bamboo, apple and citrus fruits.
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