MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Re: what is natural roughage in digestion?

Date: Fri Sep 11 17:01:57 1998
Posted By: kathi clement, faculty md, family practice, Univ. of Wyoming
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 905321537.Bc

Aaron-  Good Question
Roughage is fiber.  The recommended daily amount of fiber is approximately 
25 gms a day.  For us here in America we don't do very well with our fiber 
intake.  Fiber is found in higher amounts in whole grain breads and 
cereals, fruits and vegetables have fiber also.  We do know that diets high 
in fiber help with diabetic control, atherosclerosis, and also may help 
prevent some cancers.  You need fiber for your bowels to work well.  So 
overall, fiber is a necessary component of our diet for good nutrition and 

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