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Doctor insights on: How Can Dietary Fiber Prevent And Manage Diverticular Disease

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Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Can dietary fiber help prevent cancer or improve cancer survival?

Fiber and Life: Fiber has been shown to prevent colon cancer. It has not been shown to improve cancer survival. You would need to eat about 30 to 35 grams of fiber per day to obtain the preventive qualities of the fiber, and you need to do this long-term. ...Read more

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Dr. Stavra Xanthakos
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Dietary Fiber (Definition)

Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the ...Read more


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I see that benifiber has on 5gs of dietary fiber per 2 tsb, how much of this do I need a day?

I see that benifiber has on 5gs of dietary fiber per 2 tsb, how much of this do I need a day?

24 grams plus: You need a lot more fiber than that - but it is suppose to supplement - Please note that five servings of fruits and vegetables are an important part of your diet. One serving of vegetables is about half a cup. Add some whole apples, whole oranges, as well as some leafy green vegetables (brocoli, bok choi, asparagus, green beans) to your diet. ...Read more

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A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

Fiber recommendations.: It is recommended that both children and adults need at least 20 to 30 g of fiber per day for good digestive health. Most americans actually only get about 15 g per day. Natural sources are the best. ...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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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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Is there an easy way to get the daily amount of dietary fiber?

Is there an easy way to get the daily amount of dietary fiber?

These: Soluble fibre: peas, soybeans, oats, rye, chia, barley, prunes, plums, avocados, berries, ripe bananas, skin of apples, quinces, pears, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions insoluble fiber: whole grain wheat, corn, bran, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, potato skins, green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, and nopal, avocado, unripe bananas, skins of kiwi, grapes and tomatoes. ...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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Can dietary fiber speed up or slow down your metabolism?

Speeds up: Dietary fiber speeds up metabolism it tends to decrease total calorie intake by filling space and feeling full. ...Read more

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How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

It is still there: When you mix the psyllium in water, it is still there, same as when you add sugar to your coffee--it dissolves in the coffee, but it is still there. Also, it would be difficult to consume dry psyllium powder/husk. So, drink you fibers to good health. Any concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more