Doctor insights on:
Long Fiber Foods
I read certain food (soy protein/walnuts/dietary fiber) can affect Synthroid (thyroxine) meds. How long need to wait before eating these after taking pill?
That's silly: Forgive my frankness. This is news to me after 40 years in medicine and I traced it to a phony "natural healing" doctor-bashing scare website. You do best to take thyroid hormone replacement on an empty stomach and waiting a while maybe 30 minutes before eating, but you were probably told that when it was prescribed. It's of minor importance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can fibers like psyllium be helpful in addrsing slow bowel movement problem where food stays in stomach for long time resulting in acid reflux symptms?
Fiber: Fiber products like psyllium provide bulk for good bowel movements but, in my opinion, do not promote better gastric emptying in those patients who have gastroparesis or very slow emptying of stomach contents. There are other medications that do such as reglan or erythromycin. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise and treat you. ...Read more
Top Fiber Foods:
Here are some ideas:
-deep green, leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, broccoli, etc
-beans are a rich source of fiber: navy beans, lima beans, lentils, garbanzo, split peas, etc
-whole grains including oats, bran, buckwheat, millet, rye, popcorn, wild rice, amaranth, and others
-all berries are high fiber fruits because of their many seeds.
-vegetable: artichoke, parsnips, sweet potato,
pumpkin. ...Read more
Yes: Examples of high fiber japanese foods include: kanten, an aquatic fiber that expands in the belly and promotes fullness; hijiki seaweed, which has a high calcium to magnesium ration (2:1); and konnyaku, which is considered a "free food" in that it provides high fiber and no calories. ...Read more
Fiber sources.: Fiber is found in fruits (blueberries, cranberries, apples), vegetables (broccoli, radicchio, endive, spinach), whole-grain breads (whole-GRAIN more than whole-WHEAT) and some breakfast cereals. Fiber supplements exist as well. It's always better to include all sources of fiber as part of a healthy, varied meal plan. 35 grams daily for women, 50 for men. And drink lots of water. ...Read more
Colored vegetables: Any solid, brightly colored vegetable or leafy vegetable (this includes green vegetables like broccoli and celery, but not "white" vegetables like potatoes) will have a lot of insoluble fiber. Some fruits come to mind as well, like bananas. Whatever vegetable or grain that you eat, you should try to eat the skin / husk (i.e., whole wheat, whole potatoes) when you do - that will boost fiber as well. ...Read more
There are 2 types of fiber:soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, & preventing diseases.
Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. Soluble fiber is in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, & some fruits/vegetables. Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, vegetables, & whole grain. It adds bulk 2 stool. ...Read more
Leafy vegetables: Leafy vegetables, whole fruits, whole grains.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vegetables!: Eat more vegetables, and avoid most grain, especially bread/wheat flour. ...Read more
Fiber: Fiber has to be ingested to do the body good. As such, I know of no good way to get fiber if you don't either get it in the diet or via supplementation. Bran, beans, berries, whole grains, peas, greens, nuts, seeds, squash, and potatoes are all possible dietary methods to get fiber. ...Read more
Fresh fruit: Fruit is amazing food. Like vegetables, they contain natural things, some of which are probably still unknown. It is all in the "plan of life" and the closer we are to mother nature, the better. ...Read more
What are some good fiber foods. Maybe even some coomon ones I might have at home and not even know.?
I feed my 10 y.O. Bro fiber enriched foods to help him pass as he complaind its hard to pass or its too big. What could br the issue?
Voiding dysfunction: Often the main problem has gone on for years. This is a very difficult problem to care for because it takes years. I recommend MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (otc) daily for 6 months to years as necessary to maintain a normal stool and normal daily stooling pattern. May want to discuss this with you pediatrician. ...Read more
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
> sweet potato:
Yams are unusual in the U.S.: most are huge, pale colored and African in origin. They have about 4 grams of fiber in a 100gram serving, which is high.
Sweet potatoes are often mislabeled as yams, because that is the term that people know.
Sweet potatoes can look like potatoes, are every color of the rainbow, and have fewer calories, less fiber and about 100x the beta carotene as do yams. ...Read more
Search Internet: Check out reputable websites for medical information. I like the mayo clinic which offers following re fiber in food: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. Of course, what's reputable to one person might not be to another. Still, the info here seems reasonable: http://www. Todaysdietitian. Com/newarchives/063008p28.Shtml. Plenty more lists available online, all w/similar info. ...Read more
No easy answer:
Losing weight requires creating a negative caloric balance through diet and exercise. Focusing on one issue alone, like fiber food, is not likely to be successful. It is not an easy problems and will require long term, persistent effort to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Please see this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/weight-loss/my00432. ...Read more
Whole grain, legumes: ...Fruits and vegetables. 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat crackers will be a hit with kids who like carbs. Most fresh fruits and green veggies are good sources of fiber, so prepare them in appealing ways. And don't forget legumes such as pinto or black beans and lentils which are packed with fiber. ...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
Fiber: Fiber is the non digestible part of fruits, whole grains. Vegetables, beans and legumes. You get it by eating these foods. Fiber is not found in meat, dairy, fowl or fish. When fiber foods are processed (orange juice for example, or white rice) alot of the fiber is removed in processing. Your best bet to have fiber in your diet is to eat foods in their natural state with minimal processing. ...Read more