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What is roughage? Write its function in our body. Name two sources of roughage in our food.

Asked by Topperlearning User 10th July 2014, 11:40 AM
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(i) Roughage is the fibrous matter in food which cannot be digested.

(ii) Function of roughage:

It provides bulk to the food, keeps the food and waste matter moving along the intestines and helps to prevent constipation.

(iii) Sources of roughage:

Vegetables, wheat, cereals, fruits and many kinds of beans are some sources of roughage.

Answered by Expert 10th July 2014, 1:40 PM
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