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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can people eating low carb diets prevent constipation?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Fluid and fiber: When u avoid carbs u do not get the type of carb known as "fiber" that is so important 4 soft bowel movements. Fiber holds the water in ur colon and keeps the stool soft. U can increase the fiber in ur diet without increasing carbs by supplementing with psyllium husk or other bulk laxative and then drinking lots of fluid . Take high fiber nuts, broccoli etc for your allowd carbs each day.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How do people do low carb diets and don't get constipated?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Fresh veggies: Fresh veggies are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, with adequate fluid intake, you should not get constipated. It depends on the type of carb and the amount of fiber. Alot of processed carbs are stripped of their fiber and contribute to constipation.
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Last updated Sep 6, 2016

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