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Corn Fiber

Corn Fiber

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Corn fiber is the part of a plant that provides and maintains the plant's structure. Corn Fiber is made from corn tegument and corn fiber can be produced into meal fiber, the seventh nutrition element, by enzymatic hydrolysis. Corn fiber has the functions to keep moisture, to form sol and gel in digestive tract where the diffuseness of digesting foods are delayed and the selective assimilating for nutrition compounds. Corn fiber is one kind og soluble fiber. Soluble fiber does dissolve in water forming a gelatinous substance in the bowel. Soluble fiber is found in oatmeal, oat bran, fruit, psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl), barley, and legumes. Soluble fiber, among its other benefits, seems to bind up cholesterol allowing it to be eliminated with the stool. If enough is removed it can lower the blood cholesterol 10-15%.