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Doctor insights on: Soluable Fiber Foods

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Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...Read more

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What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

quick google answer: Foods high in magnesium in (mg) beans, black 1 cup 120 broccoli, raw 1 cup 22 halibut 1/2 fillet 170 nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64 okra, frozen 1 cup 94 oysters 3 oz 49 plantain, raw 1 medium 66 rockfish 1 fillet 51 scallop seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151 soy milk 1 cup 47 spinach, cooked 1 cup 157 tofu 1/4 block 37 whole grain cereal. ...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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Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

Does taking psyllium fiber supplements effect nutrient absorbance?

They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Recommended daily calorie, fat, carb, protien, sugar, sodium intake?

Here: A little article about sodium: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html.

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Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Do fermented foods contain probiotics?

Kefir is...: ...naturally fermented milk, similar to yogurt, but thinner and richer in good bacteria than most yogurts. Add it to smoothies, use it on your cereal, or drink a small evening glass. ...Read more

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Easiest fruits and veggies to digest?

Easiest fruits and veggies to digest?

Fruits & veggies: Fruits are among the most digestible of all foods -- they contain a lot of water. Bananas, apples, pears, peaches, melons, berries & papayas are easy to digest. Citrus fruits may irritate the stomach. Veggies like potatoes, yams, carrots, beets, squash, and spinach are easy to digest, but beans & cruciferous ones like broccoli and cauliflower can be harder. http://tinyurl.com/m6ezvgd. ...Read more

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Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Fresh: Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains will boost carbohydrate intake without adding salt. ...Read more

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Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Do fruit juices contain sodium chloride?

Read label: read the label, and the ingredients. If salt is an ingredient, then it does contain sodium chloride. ...Read more

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Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Can consuming bran cereal reduce constipation?

Possibly: Any fiber source can help constipation proivided you are drinking adequate fluids with it. If you are lacking in fluids and overdose on fiber it can make the constipation worse. Fiber is important but too much of a good thing is not always better. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Which foods contain fibre? Does mangoes help in constipation?

Google search it!: This is easy information to find in books, magazines and in Google.com. But in general, all fruits and also all vegetables contain ample amounts of fiber and will help control your constipation provided you use them for each meal(3-5 servings per day). Oat meal for break fast is another good source. yes mangoes also give you good amount of fiber. ...Read more

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Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

Are vitamin supplements equivalent to eating fruits/veggies?

NO!: I strongly advise everyone take a quality multivitamin as the vast majority of americans don't get adequate vitamins & minerals from their diet, but vitamins are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits & veggies have a complex mix of hundreds of phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonols & anthocyanins that aren't found in vitamin supplements. Eat fruits/veggies of all colors for good health! ...Read more

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

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Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Can psyllium husk fiber aggravate gerd?

Psyllium: The psyllium itself, should not aggravate gerd, but sometimes the flavorings that are used in different products are problematic. You're going to have to try different flavors to see what you tolerate the best. ...Read more

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Do fruit smoothies all contain potassium?

Do fruit smoothies all contain potassium?

Fruit : Many fruits contain potassium. Fruit smoothies will have potassium if the fruit that is used is one of these. Potassium is not added to smoothies in any extra way. ...Read more

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Does coconut water contain fiber?

Does coconut water contain fiber?

Coconut water: Coconut water does not contain fiber. It does contain carbohydrates, electrolytes. It is also protein and fat free. Coconut water is harvested from green coconuts. Best fiber sources are from eating whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables. ...Read more