Clara Meliyanti Kusharto


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.


Clara Meliyanti Kusharto (Primary Contact)
KushartoC. M. (2007). SERAT MAKANAN DAN PERANNYA BAGI KESEHATAN. Jurnal Gizi Dan Pangan, 1(2), 45-54.
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