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Coffee contains dietary fibre

7th March 2007

A cup of instant coffee may provide up to 1.8 grams of soluble fibre, a Spanish study has shown.

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A recent study showed that coffee has more soluble fibre, which helps prevent the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines, than wine or even orange juice.

The recommended daily intake of dietery fibre in the United States is 31 grams a day, however, the equivalent of 17 cups of instant coffee.

The study was led by Fulgencio Saura-Calixto of Spain's National Research Council. It also found about 1.5 grams of fibre in a cup of espresso, and 1.1 grams in filtered coffee.

The results will be published March 21 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


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Fiona V

Thursday 19th March 2009 @ 13:32

High Cholesterol problems are very common. This article offers a good start to learning how to lower the bad cholesterol in our bodies.

My husband has suffered with high cholesterol in the past, but with a little regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet, you really can make a difference!


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