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Fiber Intake In Children
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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