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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Can you please explain why a diet high in fiber is recommended for a patient with diabetes?

Can you please explain why a diet high in fiber is recommended for a patient with diabetes?

To reduce your sugar: High fiber diets are slower to digest and do not produce large amounts of sugars which some starchy foods do(it is called glycemic load of the food). This makes it easier to avoid high spikes of sugars in your blood which are harmful and make you hungry and eat more, throwing your diabetes out of control. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Jessica Davis Dr. Davis
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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If you eat a diet which is high in fiber, why would you experience constipation?

If you eat a diet which is high in fiber, why would you experience constipation?

Not enough water: Lots of fiber without enough water will lead to constipation. A balance of both are needed to create bulk and keep the stool soft. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Dr. Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
17 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

High fiber helpful: Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help. It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can i eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

Can i eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

High fiber: Eat a high fiber diet. A high fiber diet contains more vitamins and antioxidants than a low residue diet. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine
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Whats the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and i heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.

Whats the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and i heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.

Please see below: One thing you can do to reduce your risk for heartburn and acid reflux disease is to eat low-fat, high-protein meals. Also, eat smaller meals more frequently; stop eating before you get too full. It may also help if you avoid certain beverages and foods, like coffee and carbonated drinks as well. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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I have type 2 diabetes and i am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?

I have type 2 diabetes and i am going to start a high fiber diet. What fibers are best for me? How will this diet affect my diabetes? Are there risks?

Diabetes and diet: Please go online and you will see many articles related to diabetes and food. I would look at a few of them. My favorite is "NuVal" which is easy to find and understand. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What should you eat while on high in fiber diet?

What should you eat while on high in fiber diet?

Fruits veggies etc: Fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes are high in fiber. Especially beans. Meat chicken fish and fowl and dairy have no fiber. Nuts have minimal fiber. Whole grain products contain fiber 2-3 grams a serving where as processed grains, flours dont contain much fiber at all. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Please help me! i'm planning to go on high in fiber diet, what food should I eat ?

Beans: Beans- red, kidney, pinto, black beans, etc. Beans are the highest in fiber - more so than fruits and vegetables. You should however include fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet as they are high in fiber too. Meat dairy chicken and fish are absent of fiber, so eat them in smaller portions. ...Read more

Dr. Mandakini Patel Dr. Patel
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
M. S. University of Baroda Medical College
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When a doctor say fiber in ur diet what are they talking about. What is high fiber food pleaz help me?

When a doctor say fiber in ur diet what are they talking about. What is high fiber food pleaz help me?

Dietary fiber: In layman's terms: dietary fiber means foods that when eaten act as ingredients that bind water to it and bulk up your stool and also at the same time makes you regular. High fiber foods also bind to fats and help in lowering your cholesterol levels.; legumes, beans vegetables, some fruits are high in fiber e.g. Garbanzo beans, peas, kidney and black beans, whole peeled oranges, green beans, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Are cherries high in fiber?

Are cherries high in fiber?

Yes: One cup of raw, pitted sweet cherries provides 3.2 grams of fiber, qualifying it as a good source of dietary fiber. Cherries contain approximately twice as much insoluble fiber as soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber, which doesn’t dissolve in water but instead binds to it, promotes healthy bowels by adding bulk to stool and hastening the movement of material through the intestinal tract. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Anyone know what is a really good, natural food that is high in fiber?

Anyone know what is a really good, natural food that is high in fiber?

See below: Most fruits, vegetables and grains are high in fiber. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Are oranges high in fiber?

Are oranges high in fiber?

Yes: A medium orange contains about 3 grams of fiber. 1.8 grams of soluble fiber to slow down digestion and help absorption on nutrients and 1.1 grams of insoluble fiber which helps transit of stool and prevents constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Nally Dr. Nally
Family Medicine
36 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Janet Greenhut Dr. Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
39 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is an easy to get, easy to eat, high fiber food?

What is an easy to get, easy to eat, high fiber food?

Whole grains: Anything with whole grains like whole wheat bread, other whole grain breads like rye and spelt, oatmeal and other whole grain cereals, brown rice, beans, bran muffins, popcorn. Also fruits and vegetables. Check out http://familydoctor.Org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/food-nutrition/nutrients/fiber-how-to-increase-the-amount-in-your-diet.Printerview.All.Html for more ideas. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
Clinical Lipidology
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What is a very high fiber food I could have for a snack every day?

Many: Legumes are a great source of fiber in a tasty, low fat package. So, beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, navy, red, etc.), lentils, soy beans (edamami), etc. My favorite snack is a small container of edamami. I boil them, keep them in the fridge, then use them for a great little snack. Oatmeal is also a good snack, but requires more work. Don't get bored, try new things. ...Read more