Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs


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Fiber helps to reduce the risk of all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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1. The type of fiber that forms a gel when ingested is known as _____.

2. Melissa has made a resolution to eat cleanly. She understands the importance of getting enough fiber in her diet and is determined to get what she needs from the foods she eats. Melissa does not want to take supplements. A nutritionist has suggested that Melissa up her intake of grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes. If Melissa is successful, she will rely solely on _____ to meet her daily fiber needs.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of various aspects of fiber. In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on total fiber and dietary fiber.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Fiber
  • Fiber that turns into a gel when ingested
  • Natural fiber that hasn't been made or added to food
  • Soluble fiber vs. insoluble fiber
  • Total fiber

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fiber
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as soluble fiber and insoluble fiber
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of fiber and what components make up total fiber

Additional Learning

To gain additional insight into this topic, review the lesson called Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: Dietary Needs. The objectives for this lesson are:

  • Define fiber and understand how it's used in the body
  • Explain what dietary fiber and functional fiber are
  • Define total fiber
  • List examples of fiber