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Doctor insights on: Do You Subtract Soluble And Insoluble Fiber When Getting Net Carbs

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What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

What do I do to get on a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet and loss weight fast?

It depends: If you would like to do a low fat, low carb, high fiber diet, I'm assuming you'll be taking high protein as well. Then, make sure you take at least 60-70 grams or lean protein per day, less than 50 grams of carbs (fiber does not count), and keep the fat below 20 grams, all from fish or plant based. Three meals and two snacks daily. Another option if you don't want to do high protein is ornish diet. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?

Are there some fruits that have a high enough fiber content, so that the fruit sugar carbs don't get quickly digested (trying to avoid a sugar high)?

Glycemic index: Berries, cherries, apples and pears are all "low glycemic index" forms of fruit. They are also nutrient dense and must still be balanced out with heart healthy protein foods such as nuts. Combining a starch with a higher protein food can slow the uptake of simple sugars and reduce the glycemic load. If you are a diabetic be very careful with portion size. Even low glycemic foods can inc glucose. ...Read more

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2 Question. 1) The paleo diet says no beans/legumes. Why? & 2) If I abandon beans how do I get 20-25g per day of soluable fiber?

2 Question. 1) The paleo diet says no beans/legumes. Why? & 2) If I abandon beans how do I get 20-25g per day of soluable fiber?

Legumes are good: Hi. Beans/legumes are a very healthy diet component. The paleo diet is a fad, and no one says it's good for you (although there are no doubt components of it that are). It's ridiculous to eliminate beans/legumes from the diet, however, just to comply with the paleo fad. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

About 25grams: 25 grams if you eat a good fiber cereal in morning you will get about 5 grams. Just a good healthy diet with fda recommended fruits and vegetables is sufficient for most would not spend a lot of money on supplements without good diet changes first. ...Read more

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How are soluble and insoluble fiber different?

How are soluble and insoluble fiber different?

Differ properties: Both are in diet. Sol dissolves in water- pectin in apples, jelly, gums in oatmeal, oat bran, insol doesn't- wheat bran. Both increase stool bulk (different mechanisms), shorten transit time in bowel, help constipation. Sol can bind dietary cholesterol, help lower blood levels chol. Both can bind h2o in bowel, make less watery stool in diarrhea. Both can cause gas, bloat, cramps in xs. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber?

Can you please guide me on foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber?

Many!: French fries, white bread, cake, cookies, all sweets, baked potato, buns, beer (not light), sweet wine, skim milk, etc. The number of foods makes it a nightmare! ...Read more

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Is soluble fiber the same as dietary fiber?

Is soluble fiber the same as dietary fiber?

There is soluble: Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet. Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements. ...Read more

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Are dietary fiber and soluble fiber the same thing?

Read below: Dietary fiber may include soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as oatmeal soaks up fluid and slows down transit in the intestinal tract (good in diarrhea). Insoluble fiber such as the peel of an apple, is poorly digested and draws fluids into the intestinal tract and speeds up transit of stool (good in constipation) ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between dietary fiber and soluble fiber?

Please advise what is the difference between dietary fiber and soluble fiber?

See below: dietary fiber is consisted of insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber- increases the flow of the stool through the intestines and speeds things up. Soluble fiber- as in oatmeal, does the opposite. Soluble fiber is used when you have diarrhea, since it absorbs water and makes the stool firmer. Insoluble fiber is used in constipation to help with bowel movements. ...Read more

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I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

That depends: There are benefits to both soluble and insoluble fiber. They affect the gut bacteria in different ways. So it's hard to say if it's "as beneficial". If the wrap mostly organic, I would continue to include it in your diet and I would fill it with lots of fresh vegetables! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat lots of fiber on low carb diet?

Yes: Lots of fiber means fruits and vegetables. These are "good carbs" that are less caloric, less "glycemic" and less of a metabolic stress than sweets + starches. Atkins originally didn't allow much carb of any kind, but most doctors now recommend keeping the good carbs and focusing on limiting sugar, sugary drinks, sweets, commercial baked goods and starches. ...Read more

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What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

ALL CARBS HAVE: Calories, some more than others. The more complex a carb is, the more energy your body needs to burn to absorb the calories, so you will net less calories with the more complex carbs. ...Read more

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Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

Oat bran: Oat fiber has all of the carb containing portion removed so you are left with the shell of the oat, while oat bran has some carb left in it. ...Read more

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R carrots high in soluble or insoluble fiber?

R carrots high in soluble or insoluble fiber?

Insoluable: Insoluable fiber - so your gut doesn't break them down much. They are a great source of fiber and and bulk to your diet, which is essential for a healthy gut. ...Read more

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Should a person with prediabetes consume soluble or insoluble fiber?

Should a person with prediabetes consume soluble or insoluble fiber?

Both: Soluable fiber helps with lowering cholesterol, insoluble helps with passing normal stools. These are both laudable goals... So eat it all. Oatmeal and almonds have both, so enjoy. ...Read more

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High fiber, high protein, and low carbs diets?

High fiber, high protein, and low carbs diets?

Diet Science: Add: low calorie and add moderate daily exercise and you have the perfect, scientifically proven best way to naturally lose weight and live healthy. ...Read more

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Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Which foods contain the soluble fiber that is gud for IBS-d?

Lots: Grains, e.g. oats, beans, pulses, legumes, e.g. lentils, fruits, e.g.apples, pears (flesh, not skin- but that fiber is ok too) ...Read more

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Atkins diet: do I need under 9grams of any carb including fiber per hour?

Atkins diet: do I need under 9grams of any carb including fiber per hour?

Website: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "fiber" and "dietary fiber" and "carbs" and "net carbs"?

What is the difference between "fiber" and "dietary fiber" and "carbs" and "net carbs"?

Several!: It is good self-nutritional support to know these points! First, carbs are all carbohydrates, including sugar and fiber. Usually, the non-sugar carbs, after subtracting fiber, are starch. Net carbs are total carbs, minus fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Some foods may contain sugar alcohols, which have little impact on Insulin secretion, and therefore, do not act like carbs. ...Read more

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I started taking soluble fiber for IBS. Should I take miralax as well?

I started taking soluble fiber for IBS. Should I take miralax as well?

NoIfMovingBowels: You don't need to take miralax if you are having regular Bowel Movements. But is still constipated you may ...Read more

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I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?

I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?

Fiber?: The preparations of slippery elm bark powder I found are used for teas, and are calorie-free. With diverticulosis you need fiber - 50 grams daily for a man. Psyllium husk does give you some fiber; you can add it to fiber you get from other whole food sources. ...Read more

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What kind of fiber soluble or insoluble prevents colon cancer in males?

What kind of fiber soluble or insoluble prevents colon cancer in males?

Both: Soluble fibre attracts water and helps keep stool soft. Insoluble fibre makes stool bulky and shortens transit time and helps evacuation. Both are good for different reasons. ...Read more

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At what ratio should soluble and insoluble fibers be eaten?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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At what ratio should soluble and insoluble fibers be eaten?

Varies: This depends on what you are trying to achieve. In general insoluble fiber is taken to bulk and hopefully soften your stool if a tendency to get constipated is the reason you take it. There is no real therapeutic role for soluble fiber that I know of even though it can't hurt. It is assumed that the carb is less rapidly absorbed leading to a lower blood glucose level. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and their benefits?

I was wondering what are the differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and their benefits?

See below: Soluble fiber soaks up water and helps during diarrhea.
Insoluble fiber, not absorbed, increases intestinal transit time and helps with constipation. Increased transit helps elimination and prevents constipation and diverticular disease. ...Read more

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I just had a partial nephrectomy. And now I have anal fissure, what is the best fiber to use? What is better soluble or insoluble fiber?

I just had a partial nephrectomy. And now I have anal fissure, what is the best fiber to use? What is better soluble or insoluble fiber?

Metamucil: I recommend metamucil or benafiber tablets. Alsu using a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) may help. If symptoms continue, see your primary care physician or surgeon. ...Read more

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Did gtt at home. Exact amt oats+poptart 73g carb (6g fiber). Fbg 118. 1/2hr pp tests: 138 113 110 136 100. Why did bg peak x2? I dbl chkd each test.

Glucose intolerance: The glucose load went through GI so fast it wasn't absorbed. The elevated fbg tells you you should avoid sugar and refined grains and eat 6 equal meals with 6 servings of low glycemic vegetables and one apple spread out through three meals each day. Eat healthy, relax and breathe, then move like pretend jump roping for 5-10 minutes every 3 hours and your glucose tolerance and health will improve. ...Read more