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Fiber Questions?

Life_is_GoodLife_is_Good Posts: 361Member Member Posts: 361Member Member
I read an article that our body does not have thedigestive enzymes to breakdown fiber, therefore our body does not absorb the calories. Is this true?

Also, how many calories per gram of fiber?

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  • Life_is_GoodLife_is_Good Posts: 361Member Member Posts: 361Member Member
    I read an article that our body does not have thedigestive enzymes to breakdown fiber, therefore our body does not absorb the calories. Is this true?

    Also, how many calories per gram of fiber?
  • christahollischristahollis Posts: 152Member Posts: 152Member
    correct. fiber is not digested by the body--broken down. though there has been some speculation that something is pulled from the fiber in digestion hence all the associated health benefits of fiber consumption (lower blood pressure, better sugar management etc.)...but these benefit could also come from the healthy diet that goes along with the fiber. (?)
    so those calories, counted as carbohydrate calories, by some, have been considered as zero.
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