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Fibre transports antioxidants for bowel health

Fibre is responsible for transporting antioxidants to the large bowel, protecting it from colon cancer, new research shows.

The study discovered that fibre binds up to 80% of cancer-inhibiting antioxidant polyphenols in fruit and vegetables, thereby protecting the antioxidants from early digestion in the stomach and small intestine.

Those who discard the fibre-rich part of the fruit, caused by processes such as juicing, will reap fewer health benefits from what they are consuming by missing out on the antioxidants as well as the fibre.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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