SERAT MAKANAN DAN PERANNYA BAGI KESEHATAN

  • Clara Meliyanti Kusharto Departemen Gizi Masyarakat, Fakultas Ekologi Manusia, Institut Pertanian Bogor
Keywords: dietary fiber, intestinal microflora, prebiotic, probiotic

Abstract

A study of fiber used epidemiological approach proved that in industrial countries occurence of  a western diseases were closely related to low fiber diet. The ideal intake of dietary fiber should be considered to produce weight of faeces equivalent to 140 – 150 g/day and a transit time less than 3 days, however others were stated that a variety of body response may also be considered in order to enhance a dietary fiber intake, since each component of dietary fiber gives a difference physiological effect in the body. Daily requirement intake of fiber is 25 – 30 g/man/day. Widyakarya (2004) stated that RDA of dietary fiber for adult and adolescence is 19 – 30 g/cap/day, and for children 10 – 14 g/1000 kcal. A diet contained high fiber has a positive effect to health. However, a further study is still needed with regards to antagonistic role if it is over consumed. Fiber has a unique roles as a component of prebiotic, which is useful for growth of intestinal microflora, and probiotic microflora.

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Published
2007-07-16
How to Cite
Kusharto, C. M. (2007). SERAT MAKANAN DAN PERANNYA BAGI KESEHATAN. Jurnal Gizi Dan Pangan, 1(2), 45-54. https://doi.org/10.25182/jgp.2006.1.2.45-54
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