Professional Research

The Bountiful Benefits of Fiber

By Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN, LDN — Fiber is an important dietary component. It serves both the food industry as a functional additive, and also provides benefits to human health. When you think of fiber, you may think of naturally occurring fibers that add “bulk” to the diet (foods like whole grains, cereals, fruits, and … Continue reading

October 24, 2019 For Health Professionals, Professional Research

Eight Additional Carbohydrates named as meeting FDA’s definition of dietary fiber

In June 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the FDA’s definition of dietary fiber. The eight approved fibers include: Mixed Plant Cell Wall Fibers (includes apple fiber, bamboo fiber, cotton hull fiber, cottonseed fiber, oat hull fiber, insoluble pea fiber, pea hull fiber, … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 For Health Professionals, Research and Development

The Calorie Control Council Responds to Inaccurate Media Reports about Fiber and Satiety

Despite some media reports to the contrary, the findings presented in the study “Fermentable Fibers do not Affect Satiety or Food Intake by Women Who do not Practice Restrained Eating,”1 do not demonstrate that fiber does not lead to the feeling of fullness (also known as satiety). As the study authors noted, “The health benefits … Continue reading

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