Cereal Foods World, Vol. 63, No. 3
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Role of Fiber in Carbohydrate Quality—Meeting Dietary Fiber Recommendations: What Counts?
University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
1 Professor emeritus, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis. E-mail: email@example.com
To understand the contribution of dietary fiber to carbohydrate quality, it is useful to examine the definition of dietary fiber, how that definition has evolved, and what is currently accepted in recommendations for fiber intake by humans. Two aspects of dietary fiber have consistently emerged to define its quality and to provide a basis for recommendations for intake: fiber as a component of plant foods in the diet and fibers that have physiological effects that provide a health benefit.
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