All About Fiber
Most people can tell you that they should be eating fiber, but few know what it actually is. While there are many definitions of dietary fiber, there is general agreement that fiber includes polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, lignin and associated plant materials that are not digested in the small intestine but instead reach the large intestine. It is important to eat a wide range of dietary fibers from different sources to obtain all of the benefits of different types of dietary fibers. All types of fiber are needed every day for the body to function well.