How Fiber is Digested by the Body

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What do soluble and insoluble fiber have in common?

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1. How do prebiotics help in digestion?

2. Grains, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes are examples of foods that contain _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the types of fiber and in what ways does this substance maintain a healthy body? To successfully answer these types of questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo, you will need to be familiar with terms relating to the digestion of fiber.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Where fermentable fiber is digested
  • What probiotics are
  • The main function of fiber
  • The definition of prebiotic fiber
  • What prebiotic fiber keeps healthy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of fiber and their importance to a healthy digestive system
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fiber in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast prebiotics and probiotics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how fiber ferments in the body

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called How Fiber is Digested by the Body. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what dietary fiber is
  • Identify three types of fiber
  • Define prebiotics
  • Discuss fermentation and probiotics
  • Detail the health benefits of consuming fiber
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