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Dietary Fibre from Whole Grains and Their Benefits on Metabolic Health

Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
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Nutrients 2020, 12(10), 3045; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12103045
Received: 31 August 2020 / Revised: 29 September 2020 / Accepted: 30 September 2020 / Published: 5 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Whole Grains for Nutrition and Health Benefits)
The consumption of whole grain products is often related to beneficial effects on consumer health. Dietary fibre is an important component present in whole grains and is believed to be (at least partially) responsible for these health benefits. The dietary fibre composition of whole grains is very distinct over different grains. Whole grains of cereals and pseudo-cereals are rich in both soluble and insoluble functional dietary fibre that can be largely classified as e.g., cellulose, arabinoxylan, β-glucan, xyloglucan and fructan. However, even though the health benefits associated with the consumption of dietary fibre are well known to scientists, producers and consumers, the consumption of dietary fibre and whole grains around the world is substantially lower than the recommended levels. This review will discuss the types of dietary fibre commonly found in cereals and pseudo-cereals, their nutritional significance and health benefits observed in animal and human studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary fibre; cereals; pseudo-cereals; chronic diseases dietary fibre; cereals; pseudo-cereals; chronic diseases
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