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health&nutrition HIGHLIGHTS ON HEALTHY LIVING Grains & Fibers Considering all the hype and attention dietary fiber receives from packaging, not many consumers have a fully developed understanding of what fiber is — and why it’s a beneficial food. Fiber isn’t just for old people and health nuts. A sufficient consumption of fi ber is extremely important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Offering a variety of fiber-rich products at your store, properly labeling these products and explaining the actual health benefits of fiber will help inform customers and highlight the beneficial aspects of your store’s products. In fact, fiber is a necessary aspect of maintaining a healthy diet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends 14 g of dietary fiber for every 1,000 calories in a day and 28 g for 2,000 calories in a day. Dietary fibers exist in complex carbohydrates; there are two different types of dietary fibers, soluble and insoluble. Both classes of fiber are help- The American Heart Association also notes that refined grains typically lack the content of fiber found in unprocessed grains. ful for improving digestion, overall health and disease prevention. Also, the complex carbohydrates containing dietary fiber are typically nutrientdense foods. In other words, complex carbohydrates are often comprised of a healthy nutrient content to caloric content ratio. “Soluble” signifies that the fiber is dissolvable in water. Soluble fiber slows the digestive process. It is also | 40 | inStorebuyer | February 2012 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of inStorebuyer - April 2012

inStorebuyer - April 2012
The Fresh Factor
Front Line News
Dairy-Deli-Bake 2012 Preview
Food Service Retail
Baking & Decorating
Bakery Development
Deli Development
Ahead of the Digital Curve
Cornhusker Proud
Sprout Safety
Grains & Fibers - Health & Nutrition
Know Your Cheese - Cheese Corner
Product Trends
Product Trends
Product Showcase / Marketplace Network
Marketplace Network / Ad Index

inStorebuyer - April 2012