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How are soluble and insoluble fiber different?

How are soluble and insoluble fiber different?

Fiber: Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. It is also found in psyllium, a common fiber supplement. Iis found in foods such as wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains. It adds bulk to the stool and appears to help food pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines. ...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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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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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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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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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'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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