Question: Today everyone is talking about fiber, how it is needed and useful. And what will happen if you do not use it?
Answer: In everyday life, most people focus on the diet in assessing the content of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, certain vitamins and minerals in food. At the same time, the content of indigestible polysaccharides of plant origin is ignored. These are fiber (cellulose), hemicellulose and pectin substances, only plants are their sources, because they are practically absent in the tissues and organs of animals. In plants, these substances perform a supporting function, being part of the cell walls. So, the absence or insufficient amount of indigestible polysaccharides in the human diet leads to severe health disorders up to disability and a sharp reduction in life expectancy. Continue reading