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Can you really eat too much fiber ? What are the signs of too much ? How much is the max people can eat?

Can you really eat too much fiber ? What are the signs of too much ? How much is the max people can eat?

Not really, but: There's always a point where there's an excess of something, though it would be hard to get to that point reasonably with fiber. I suppose if you eat bales of hay at a time, you could reach an unsafe amount, but it is not something 99.9% of people would have to worry about with a normal diet. ...Read more

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Recent ab xray showed dilated lg intestines, full of excessive amount of gas. Could it be because i eat too much fiber (about 35-40 grams/day)?

Recent ab xray showed dilated lg intestines, full of excessive amount of gas. Could it be because i eat too much fiber (about 35-40 grams/day)?

Bloating: Possibly. When attempting to have high fiber diet, goal 25-30 grams/day. Titrate slowly to your goal, but to the level of your tolerance. Initially, fiber can cause excessive gas production and can be quite uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Help no matter how much fiber i eat I am always constapaited what should I do?

Help no matter how much fiber i eat I am always constapaited what should I do?

Enough water?: An increase in fiber in your diet must be accompanied by an increase in the amount of water you drink every day. Without the water, the fiber will have the opposite effect and make you more constipated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Varies: Depending on the severityof the gastroparesis and its resolution either muptiple small feedings to supplemental GI nutrition thru a tube. ...Read more

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Whats foods have the most fiber to eat?

Whats foods have the most fiber to eat?

Fiber sources.: Fiber is found in fruits (blueberries, cranberries, apples), vegetables (broccoli, radicchio, endive, spinach), whole-grain breads (whole-GRAIN more than whole-WHEAT) and some breakfast cereals. Fiber supplements exist as well. It's always better to include all sources of fiber as part of a healthy, varied meal plan. 35 grams daily for women, 50 for men. And drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What happens if i don't eat enough fibers?

What happens if i don't eat enough fibers?

Poor colon health: Short-term, fiber (along with plenty of fluids) helps you have regular bowel movements. This avoids constipation, pain with defecation, and explosive diarrhea caused by changes in diet. Long-term, fiber decreases your colon's exposure to toxins found in food (such as nitrites). Less exposure decreases your risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Is it true that some people cannot eat fiber?

Is it true that some people cannot eat fiber?

Fiber is fine...: But some people can't tolerate a lot all at once. The current recommended amounts of 35 grams daily for women and 50 grams daily for men should be divided evenly amongst five or six ingestions/meals daily to improve tolerance. And with fiber goes water, so drink lots of water throughout the day as well. ...Read more

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What can I eat that will give me enough fiber?

What can I eat that will give me enough fiber?

Fruit,veggies,grains: If your goal is "high fiber" try for 25 grams or more a day (our ancestor cavemen probably consumed & tolerated twice that). Water soluble fiber supplements minimize gassiness & bloating that some experience w/ insoluble fibers. High fiber foods include uncooked vegetables, unpeeled fruits, & whole grains (oatmeal, bran, etc.). Advantages include: cholesterol drop, an assist to weight loss, more. ...Read more

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What are good fiber foods I should eat daily???

What are good fiber foods I should eat daily???

Colored vegetables: Any solid, brightly colored vegetable or leafy vegetable (this includes green vegetables like broccoli and celery, but not "white" vegetables like potatoes) will have a lot of insoluble fiber. Some fruits come to mind as well, like bananas.Whatever vegetable or grain that you eat, you should try to eat the skin / husk (i.e., whole wheat, whole potatoes) when you do - that will boost fiber as well. ...Read more

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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

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If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

Possibly: Fiber can help you to feel fuller which may lead to eating less. Fiber can also help to keep you regular which means not carrying extra weight due to feces. ...Read more

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What best fiber food can I eat so i can loose weight?

What best fiber food can I eat so i can loose weight?

No easy answer: Losing weight requires creating a negative caloric balance through diet and exercise. Focusing on one issue alone, like fiber food, is not likely to be successful. It is not an easy problems and will require long term, persistent effort to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/my00432. ...Read more

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What high fiber meats can you eat if you have diverticutis?

What high fiber meats can you eat if you have diverticutis?

NoSuchThing; AllMeat: low fiber. Def: diverticulosis (meaning one has diverticuli); vs. diverticulitis (acutely ill due to ruptured diverticuli & whatever degree of peritonitis). Diverticuli driven by delay in emptying bowel (stretching of bowel leading to the diverticuli), inactivity & constipation. ?ed fiber intake tends to bind water; of no guaranteed value in preventing more diverticuli. Empty colon; do not delay. ...Read more