[Classification and the composition of food fibers]

Georgian Med News. 2009 Jun:(171):59-63.
[Article in Russian]


Fiber promotes the contractions that keep food moving through the intestine. Also, high-fiber foods expand the inside walls of the colon and eases the passage of waste. The food and fiber research was conducted. In the article, the classification and the composition of food fibers are presented. Multifunctional properties of food fiber in the process of digestion are discussed. The physiological value of food fibers for the human organism is stressed. Diets high in fiber during the entire life are recommended. If a person can't consume enough fiber in diet alone, certain stool softening and bulking agents are recommended. They can be very useful in preventing and treating digestive tract disorders. The analysis of high fiber food sources and world production and consumption of food fiber is also presented.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Biopolymers / chemistry*
  • Biopolymers / classification*
  • Diet, Vegetarian
  • Eating / physiology*
  • Food*
  • Humans
  • Nutritive Value


  • Biopolymers