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Dietary Fiber Ingredients: Expanding Options for Meeting Dietary Fiber Recommendations

Overview

Fiber is an important part of a balanced diet and plays a protective role against several diseases. This self-study provides cutting edge information on the major mechanisms through which dietary fiber provides its health benefits. It also reviews the recommended daily intake of fiber and identifies several fiber ingredients used in foods and beverages.

Learning Objectives

After completing this self-study learning module, health professionals will be able to:

  • Define consensus recommendations for dietary fiber intakes.
  • Describe the three major mechanisms through which dietary fiber provides physiological benefits for human health.
  • Discuss the unique contributions of different types of dietary fiber to human health.
  • Identify fiber containing ingredients used in foods and beverages.

Dietary Fiber Ingredients: Expanding Options for Meeting Dietary Fiber Recommendations

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