Quiz- can humans break down fiber, a carbohydrate, as fuel for human cells?
Humans don’t have the enzymes to break down fiber as fuel for human cells. Instead, fiber passes to the large intestine and feeds our probiotics (good bacteria).
Benefit for weight loss? If a food has 100 calories, but has 5 grams of fiber = 20 calories (1 gram of fiber = 4 calories). The net calories are 80. Fiber rich foods are good for weight loss!