• price of guitar pro buy adobe photoshop cs2 mac how much does windows xp professional cost buy 3ds max 7 buying windows 7 key buy windows 7 mac buy photoshop elements download discount filemaker pro 10 upgrade buy autodesk 3ds max buy adobe acrobat 9.0 professional best price adobe after effects cs4 mac best price roxio creator pro 2010 solidworks oem version buy mindjet online buy office 2007 enterprise
  • cheap office 2003 buying office word cheap adobe indesign cs3 buy office onenote cheapest adobe photoshop cs4 software buy photoshop cs3 mac upgrade cheap microsoft project 2007 upgrade cheap maxon cinema 4d purchase microsoft office 2011 student discount photoshop elements where can i buy windows 7 enterprise nikon capture nx 2 best price best buy rosetta stone french office ultimate 2007 best buy buy windows xp home sp3

    You Ask, I Answer: Fiber

    Since fiber is a carbohydrate, I assume it has 4 calories per gram as regular carbs do. However, since our bodies cannot digest fiber, when product calculate the total calorie content in a serving size, do they count the calories in fiber or do they automatically deduct them because we cannot digest it?

    – Anonymous

    Fiber is actually calorie-free because it is composed of undigestable carbohydrates. Simply put, fiber is not absorbed or digested (hence, it is not considered a true nutrient).

    If you see a food label showing 15 grams of carbohydrates and five grams of fiber in one serving of a given food, those five grams of fiber are not contributing calories and considered separate from the 15 grams.

    Although calorie-free, fiber is plenty useful. Once it hits our large intestine, the bacteria present there ferment it to produce short-chain fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation of the colon, stabilize blood sugar, and stimulate the production of antibodies and other disease-fighting cells.

    This is precisely why fiber is so crucial in helping lower the risk of developing certain diseases. Without it, our bacteria are unable to support our immune systems to their full extent.


    One Comment

    1. greg davis said on August 6th, 2007

      my favorite thing to say to friends and family lately when they are feeling a little ill or weird is ‘yo, dude needs some fiber!’

    Leave a Reply