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Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

OfCourseNot; better: to choose foods which include fiber. For the vast majority of humans, HFLC foods to include a significant amount of fresh raw vegetables (variety of lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) is healthy. The marketing of fiber supplements a result of selling people highly processed LFHC foods which are low fiber, drive obesity, constipation & many health problems; creating market for other "stuff" ...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


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Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Is adding seeds to your diet the same as adding plant foods to diet?

Yes and no: Seeds are obviously a plant food ; among the most nutritious, but when it's advised to add plant foods to one's diet they also mean vegetables, fruits, nuts ; whole grains. These foods contain a wide variety of crucial phytonutrients ; no single plant food contains more than a fraction of the many types of phytonutrients. A diet rich in a wide variety of plant foods helps prevent most illnesses. ...Read more

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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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How can dietary fiber be added to the diet?

How can dietary fiber be added to the diet?

See below: fruits, vegetables. beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and whole grains are sources of dietary fiber. Milk dairy, cheese, meat, fish and poultry have no dietary fiber. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to add more dietary fiber to your diet. Beans are also high in fiber and consider a serving of beans. ...Read more

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I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

Exercise with weight: You need strength training to challenge your muscles, that will give you more muscles and increased strength. Your protein needs is probably about 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of weight. Too much protein and or calories as protein doesnt enhance muscle growth, it can end up as fat just as well. It can also put a strain on your kidneys who have to deal with the extra protein. ...Read more

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Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Daily recommended: Dose is 25-30 gms a day. Besides fiber drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water and take a stool softener twice a day. Stay active and if this all doesnt help then see a GI doc for further workup. ...Read more

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What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

What fruits and vegetables should I eat for gastritis? I need to add more fiber to my diet.

Diet: Tomatoes (often called a vegetable but actually a fruit) are often very good for gastritis. Citrus is best avoided. The easiest way to add fiber to your diet is to get a jar of Millers bran and throw a teaspoon into everything you eat. It has no detectable taste and therefore can be added to anything. ...Read more

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Does the Atkins diet require you to count both net carbs and dietary fiber carbs?

Does the Atkins diet require you to count both net carbs and dietary fiber carbs?

Net: Net carbs. My advice on atkins s to stay away form franken-foods like atkins bars or atkins muffins. Eat real foot as close to natural state as possible. ...Read more

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Can you count one fiber one bar a day to add to your 40 grams of fiber a day along with your fruits ,vegatables and whole grains?

Can you count one fiber one bar a day to add to your 40 grams of fiber a day along with your fruits ,vegatables and whole grains?

Fiber One bars: Yes. Just add the amount of fiber in the bar to your total fiber. Peace and good health. Please do not use the bars alone for fiber. Intake. ...Read more

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Will a diet of chicken and vegetables help you lose weight?

Will a diet of chicken and vegetables help you lose weight?

Cutting down on: Junk carbohydrates and high fat foods can help to lose weight. But one must still be sure that calories burned exceed calories ingested to lose weight. ...Read more

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What healthy foods can I add to my diet to gain an additional 300 calories?

What healthy foods can I add to my diet to gain an additional 300 calories?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is an excellent addition. The medium chain triglycerides are easily burned for energy. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat high fiber diet daily?

Is it good to eat high fiber diet daily?

Yes: fruit and vegetables contain the fiber that is needed for good nutrition. ...Read more

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How to increase to high fiber diet - low budget?

How to increase to high fiber diet - low budget?

Vegetables and beans: Beans that you soak in water are extremely inexpensive and very high in fiber ( 6 grams per serving). The canned beans are just as high in fiber but may be a bit more expensive since they are canned. Fresh or frozen vegetables are also high in fiber ( about 3 grams per serving) ...Read more

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Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Wheat,artificial sw.: The best way to lose weight is to minimize simple carbs from grains ; sugar. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. It's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e i would also avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame- they cause weight gain! ...Read more

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Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more

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Want to decrease my calorie intake to 1200 a day, with exercise, and eat mostly whole and natural foods, will a diet pill accelerate my weight loss?

Want to decrease my calorie intake to 1200 a day, with exercise, and eat mostly whole and natural foods, will a diet pill accelerate my weight loss?

Exercise: There is no basis for thinking a pill will accelerate weight loss in a healthful way. You are on the right track with eating natural and whole foods, emphasizing a balance and avoiding saturated fats. Resistance, weights and exercise are a healthy way to lose weight while eating lighter. ...Read more

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What does add the most fiber to my diet?

What does add the most fiber to my diet?

Plants: Adding more plants (fruits and veggies) will add fiber while helping add a substantial amount of other nutrients that are also healthy. There are lots of palatable ways to do this, even if you don't like fruits and veggies. Do internet search for recipes you like, then look for ways to add fruits & veggies to them. If you are trying to treat a particular condition, ask again w/more detail. Thx. ...Read more