Category Archives: Fibre

More Benefits for High Fibre Diets?

Fibre is a heterogeneous group of non-digestible carbohydrates that show beneficial health effects. Broadly fibre is divided into soluble and insoluble fibre types, but in reality these groups do not accurately describe the wide variety of dietary fibres frequently ingested … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate Terminology

Within different scientific disciplines, terminology shows variety. The terminology surrounding carbohydrates in science and nutrition is an interesting example, and possibly worthy of further consideration. To a biochemist for example, a carbohydrate is an organic molecule containing carbon, hydrogen and … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure

Nutrition is all about preventing ill health and disease. The most obvious examples of this are the nutritional deficiency diseases that result from intakes of essential nutrients that are too low. There exists a threshold for a number of dietary … Continue reading

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Dietary Fibre: Old Versus New Wisdom

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Dietary Phytate Inhibits Iron Absorption

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Replacing Soft Drinks with Fruit

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Bad Science Watch: More Confused Scientists

It is understandable that the general public sometimes confuses the term ‘association’ with ‘cause and effect’. Afterall, the standard of journalism is deteriorating, and often the difference between these terms is not understood by the science writers who provide the … Continue reading

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Flaxseed and Cholesterol Levels

Evidence suggests that a number of foods are able to lower plasma cholesterol levels to a similar degree as cholesterol medication. In many cases, the effects of the foods are superior to the statins, the current gold standard in cholesterol … Continue reading

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Fibre and Antioxidants: Protective of Gut Cancer?

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Do High Fruit Diets Make You Live Longer

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