Fiber: Complex and Simple - Dr. Hans Diehl

Fiber: Complex and Simple - Dr. Hans Diehl

What, exactly, is dietary fiber?

 

Why is it so fundamental for the human body?

The only source of fiber comes from plants, thus explaining the absolute importance of plant-based diets. In this interview, Dr. Hans Diehl from Loma Linda University, describes the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber, and the essential function it plays in human digestion.

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