Futurity.org – Fiber saves some antioxidants for later

The study finds that fiber binds up to 80 percent of cancer-inhibiting antioxidant polyphenols in fruit and vegetables, which protects the antioxidants from early digestion in the stomach and small intestine.

Anneline Padayachee, who undertook the study through the University of Queensland and CSIRO, found that fiber acts as an antioxidant trafficker by safely transporting antioxidant nutrients to the colon where they can provide protection against cancers such as colon cancer.

via Futurity.org – Fiber saves some antioxidants for later.

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