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Is fiber good for you?

Is fiber good for you?

Absolutely: When it comes to GI health you should always have hope: high fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, propbiotics and enzymes for digestion. Fiber helps to bind and eliminate toxins from the bowel and will lower cholesterol. It softens the stool and bulks it up for a healthy daily bowel movent, and it speeds transit time thus lowering your risk of cancer, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. Read more

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What foods have fiber?

What foods have fiber?

Commensense: Most fresh fruits and vegetables have high fiber content. Read more

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Fiber (Tip)

Make a healthy lifestyle! Eat a healthy food with high fiber content, exercise for 30 min a day. ...See more

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Which foods have fiber?

Many: Raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains are typically high in fiber. Here's a good list: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. Read more

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What is fiber good for!

Fiber benefits.: Fiber is great for digestive health - stool regularity and bulk. As well, fiber lowers triglycerides and total cholesterol, keeps you full in between meals to curb the appetite and assist weight loss, keeps blood sugar lower. Good stuff! Read more

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Fiber (Tip)

Eat high fiber foods and also avoid starchy foods such as white bread and rice. ...See more

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Does fiber bind to fat?

Does fiber bind to fat?

No. ...: But it does have a favorable affect on fat metabolism. Soluble fiber--oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, strawberries, nuts, etc, etc--attracts water and forms a gel. This substance slows the rate at which digesting fat and sugar enter the blood stream, resulting in a steadier energy state. It reduces blood sugar spikes/crashes which can lead to hunger and overeating. Read more

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Does fiber block you up?

No: But it can make you feel bloated as if you were backed up (or blocked). Read more

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Can you have too much fiber?

Too much fiber: Yes it is possible to get too much fiber and this can cause a lot of trouble. See you doctor. Read more

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Could you have too much fiber?

Could you have too much fiber?

Relatively.: Recommendations suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women. 50 grams for men. Without adequate water intake, this amount could be constipating. Read more

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Which foods are rich in fiber?

Top Fiber Foods: Here are some ideas:
-deep green, leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli, etc
-beans are a rich source of fiber: navy beans, lima beans, lentils, garbanzo, split peas, etc
-whole grains including oats, bran, buckwheat, millet, rye, popcorn, wild rice, amaranth, and others
-all berries are high fiber fruits because of their many seeds.
-vegetable: artichoke, parsnips, sweet potato,
pumpkin. Read more

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Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Fiber: Fiber in your diet serves many useful purposes. First of all, it will lower your cholesterol by prevent your body from absorbing excess cholesterol from your GI tract. Also, fiber moves any toxins through and out of your body. It has been shown that the less contact time toxins have with the lining of the intestines, the lower the incidence of colon cancer. Fiber is good for colon health. Read more

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Is fiber actually that healthy?

Is fiber actually that healthy?

Yes: In addition to maintaining the health of the digestive tract, fiber also lowers the risk of colon and rectal cancers, lowers heart disease risk, and blunts development of diabetes. Further, fiber helps control the appetite making it easier maintain a desirable weight. Read more

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How much fiber do children need?

How much fiber do children need?

See below: Age Fiber (Grams)
1-3 years 19
4-8 years 25
9-13 years Female - 26 Male - 31
14-18 years Female - 26 Male - 38

From the American Heart Association Read more

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In which foods I get more fiber?

In which foods I get more fiber?

Fruits & Vegetables: Legumes (beans), fruits that you can eat the skin, and green vegitables have the highest content of fiber. Brown rice is another option to consider. Hope this helps. Read more

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How much fiber do you need daily?

How much fiber do you need daily?

14 grams/1000 Cal: Dietary guidelines for americans recommends that people eat 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories. So if you eat 2000 calories per day, you should eat 28 grams of fiber. 100% bran cereal has about 9 grams of fiber in 1/3 cup. An apple with skin has 3-4 grams. Read more

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What is the best source of fiber?

What is the best source of fiber?

Dietary: Fiber from fruits and vegetables are the best. Gums and guars present in fruits and veggies are best. Oatmeal, cereal grains, flax seeds, and unprocessed bran are other good sources of fiber. You can buy otc fiber tablets, soluble fiber and other fibers. Eat a balanced diet and increase the fruits, veggies and water in your diet. Read more

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Which food has the mostest fiber?

Which food has the mostest fiber?

You decide: It depends on how your measure, fiber per gram, fiber per calorie. Consult these two sites and decide for yourself.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582
http://www. Wehealnewyork. Org/healthinfo/dietaryfiber/fibercontentchart. Html. Read more

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How can I add fiber to a cakemix?

How can I add fiber to a cakemix?

Psyllium husk: One option is psyllium husk, which could impart a nutty flavor to your baking. Read more

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How to increase fiber in the diet?

How to increase fiber in the diet?

For a healthy diet: That is high in fiber, check out www. Drmcdougall. Com or www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. Many plants foods are naturally high in fiber. For example, prunes are more effective for constipation that pills. Read more

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