|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
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 digestion.
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