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Doctor insights on: Fiber Intake In Children

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How come boys have higher dietary fiber intake than girls?

How come boys have higher dietary fiber intake than girls?

Based on calories: The difference is because the rda is based on 14gm fiber/1000 calorie intake hence rda for women 25 gm, men 38 gm. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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Daily water intake amount for a adult man in South Asia?

Daily water intake amount for a adult man in South Asia?

Simple: No water is necessary.Fluid value in foods or other liquids can easily meet the daily hydration need.As long as they take in enough hydrating materials to pee every 6-8 hours and maintain normal activities they have done enough. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbohydrate per day are recommended to prevent ketosis in healthy individuals?

How many grams of carbohydrate per day are recommended to prevent ketosis in healthy individuals?

Avoiding ketosis: To avoid ketosis it generally takes at least 80 carbs per day. But this also depends on your eight and activity level. You should consult with your physician/provider before limiting your carbs though. ...Read more

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Some food are less in carbohydrate and high in calories. Some others high in calories and less of carbohydrates. For weight loss what to choose?

Dr. Marvin Ott Dr. Ott
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Some food are less in carbohydrate and high in calories. Some others high in calories and less of carbohydrates. For weight loss what to choose?

Whole foods: AJ, In general, the best foods to eat are whole, unprocessed foods. To lose weight, avoid all processed foods, snacks, oils, and sugar, and eat foods like they grow in nature. I personally like to avoid animal products. They are calorie and fat heavy, and don't promote weight loss well. Finally, don't forget physical activity! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would baby food be included in intake and output?

Would baby food be included in intake and output?

Absolutely: The 1st year baby's food is mostly semi-liquid, thus all the food intake should be included in the total in. ...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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Many protein bars,etc add FOS(Fructo-oligosaccharides). Is it used for adding fiber in their product?Do they provide same benefit as fiber from foods?

Many protein bars,etc add FOS(Fructo-oligosaccharides). Is it used for adding fiber in their product?Do they provide same benefit as fiber from foods?

No way; all sugars:: Fructose (a specific & very unhealthy sugar when concentrated) & saccharides (chains of sugar), oligo means short (i.e. easy to digest quickly into simple sugars which are rapidly absorbed; also rapidly converted by liver into triglyceride fats for storage if not physically very active when consuming these-study: http://goo.gl/uDGIwD for understanding). Sugar use=sales/sweet tooth/?$, NOT health! ...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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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Can powerade/gatorate zero count towars daily water intake?

Yes: As a fluid it does count, as dopes the fluid value of foods, like applesauce that is 95% water, or vegies that are often 50%. ...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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Can we treat severe protein deficiency just by adding more protein in our diet?

Can we treat severe protein deficiency just by adding more protein in our diet?

That's the 1st rx: You don't get to that stage by eating a balanced diet.You would be consuming an excess of carbs and or fats with little protein and or starving so much your body was converting your muscles to sugar to keep you alive.Gradually increasing the caloric intake,including protein would be the first stage of treatment.Re-feeding too fast can trigger "refeeding"syndrome. This should be supervised. ...Read more

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Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Can regular intake of psyllium husk lower cholesterol?

Yes it can: Although the amount of lowering is not that much. If your lipid levels are borderline, this can help, but if very high, you won't get a low enough value to avoid other therapies. ...Read more

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Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Which foods are good source of fiber for fructose intolerant people?

Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more