cheap apple aperture 2 cheapest microsoft office 2007 small business buy adobe contribute cs3 discount office 2007 pro cheap photoshop elements 2.0 price of symantec ghost solution suite best buy adobe dreamweaver cs4 best buy ilife 09 family buy excel 2004 cheap windows xp home edition software adobe fireworks cs5 mac pricing buying windows 7 cheap buy partition magic cheap buy microsoft office 2007 ultimate full cost of microsoft office
  • buy adobe elements 8 mac best buy microsoft expression web 2 windows 7 price melbourne best price aperture software windows 7 home basic oem download buy filemaker pro 10 best buy guitar pro rock band best price word 2003 windows 7 pro cheap cheap ms office download buy act 2008 buy microsoft office professional edition 2003 buy cubase le 4 buy autocad 2005 program buy quicken personal 2011 online

  • You Ask, I Answer: Calories from Fiber

    Why [do] some food labels (Fiber One, gnu food bars, etc.) eliminate the calories that cannot be digested because they are from fiber in the overall calorie count, whereas other food labels may not?

    Isn’t there some FDA standard?

    – [Name Withheld]
    [Location Withheld]

    Actually, the Food & Drug Administration allows food manufacturers to not take grams of insoluble fiber into account when tallying up their caloric totals.

    Remember –- wheat bran is the only food that is 100% insoluble fiber.

    Thus, it is not surprising that cereals consisting solely of wheat bran — like Fiber One — do not count calories from this specific fiber.

    When it comes to foods containing a mixture of soluble and insoluble fibers – such as the lentils in a soup – fiber grams are not subtracted from total carbohydrates.

    Why doesn’t soluble fiber get the same free pass?

    Unlike its insoluble cousin which passes right on through our digestive system, soluble fiber is metabolized by bacteria in our colon.

    This results in the production of short-chain fatty acids, which are involved in many processes, including glycolysis (the breakdown of glucose).

    Share

    2 Comments

    1. Sarah said on June 30th, 2010

      So since the fiber in fiber one cereal is insoluble fiber, theirs pretty much no actual calories in the cereal?

    2. Andy Bellatti said on June 30th, 2010

      There are calories in Fiber One cereal. The calories *from insoluble fiber* do not count, but take a look at all the grams of sugar and “other carbohydrates” — all of those translate to absorbable calories.

    Leave a Reply

    Trackbacks