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What is cellulose and what does it do?

Cellulose is a molecule made up of hundreds, if not thousands, of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Cellulose is the key component of plant cell walls, which helps plants stay rigid and upright.

Humans cannot digest cellulose, but it is important in the diet as fibre. Fibre assists your digestive system by slowing down digestion and cleaning up any food residue and toxins. As a result it pushes the waste out and promotes regular bowel movements.

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