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How Do I Increase Fiber In My Diet
Beans, veggies: Beans are very high in fiber- about 6 g per serving. Veggies are a great way to increase fiber, about 3 g a serving. Fruits are also a good source as are whole grains. An adult needs about 25-35 g of fiber a day. At least 7 servings of fruits and veggies/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
I increased the amount of fiber in my diet and decreased simple carbs and now have cramps and bloating. What should I do to alevitate?
Too much?: This is common. Sometimes adding too much fiber too soon can do this. Just back off on the fiber and increase slowly, so your body can adjust. It also depends on what kind of fiber you are taking in, for ex: beans, broccolli can cause more gas than other foods. Psyllium seeds are a good source of gentle fiber. ...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
Vegetables and beans: Beans that you soak in water are extremely inexpensive and very high in fiber ( 6 grams per serving). The canned beans are just as high in fiber but may be a bit more expensive since they are canned. Fresh or frozen vegetables are also high in fiber ( about 3 grams per serving) ...Read more
On 10 mg Lexapro (escitalopram) for 5 months. Also changed my diet to increase fiber. My motility has done a 180, and now I have 4 bms daily. Have pressure in lower left pelvis and a h-roid i think. Need i worry?
My physician asked me to increase my fiber in the diet for health reasons and to drink 64oz of water daily. I am having 4-5 bowel movements daily .
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After reducing sugar and increasing fiber in my diet, i now crave sugar in the evening. How to stop the cravings?
See your R.D: "sugar" is a generic term...Everything has sugar in it..Your body runs on glucose which is a sugar. What you may be referring to is "refined" sugar such as sucrose. There are things you can do, and alternative foods you can eat that will satisfy this craving. I suggest that you consult your family doc and get a referral to a registe3d dietician for some dietary counseling, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I make sure I drink the amount of water I need to drink daily? Also, how do I make sure I get the proper daily amount of fiber in my diet?
Water and fiber: Dietary fiber is found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. You can of course take additional fiber preparations OTC (see your friendly pharmacist). It is important to drink water and having 6-8 oz glasses 6-8 times a day is reasonable. If your urine is low volume or overly concentrated, you feel dryness of your mouth, increased thirst, etc., you may not be getting enough. ...Read more
Is there such thing as too much fiber? I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet so I am considering supplements. Would too much fiber be unhealthy?
Not really: Average person needs 25 grams of fiber best sources are natural--green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, you really don't need to spend money for extra supplements.Most young people do fine without adding a lot of unnecessary vitamins or supplements ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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