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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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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

Prevent constipation: It improves the transit time of the food and helps prevent constipation and diverticular disease. ...Read more

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Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?

Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?

Insoluble fiber: Produces more stool.Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol. So both are beneficial. Time of day is irrelevant but best to spread out thru the waking hours. More important to prevent bloating, gas and constipation is adequate fluids: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids is recommended. ...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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Are dietary fiber and soluble fiber the same thing?

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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What is the recommended daily limit of sugar intake in grams?

What is the recommended daily limit of sugar intake in grams?

None: Sugar is a metabolic poison. It is a root cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, inflammatory diseases. Sugar is highly addictive. The less sugar you consume, the healthier you will be. ...Read more

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What is the daily recommended intake of calories?

What is the daily recommended intake of calories?

Try MayoClinic.com: Try http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/calorie-calculator/nu00598 to customize the options for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Checked diet and I eat--daily--from 180-200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Is this bad?

Checked diet and I eat--daily--from 180-200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Is this bad?

No.: If you're not having any symptoms such as constipation, hard stools or gas, you aren't getting too much fiber. Most of us get too little fiber. Since fiber isn't digestible by humans, it won't have any other physiological adverse effect. There is some evidence that eating foods high in fiber (as opposed to taking fiber supplements) MAY lower the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What amount is the maximum daily intake of food?

What amount is the maximum daily intake of food?

This is variable: Depending on each individual's body's capacity and the type(s) of food being eaten. Some people are able to eat more than others. Remember this, there is no reason for a person to be eating anywhere near their maximal capacity ... this by definition would be overeating. ...Read more

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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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What is the recommended daily amount of trans fat?

What is the recommended daily amount of trans fat?

ZERO.: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...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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What is the recommended amount of daily vitamins/supplements?

What is the recommended amount of daily vitamins/supplements?

Many to list: That would be a very long list, probably more than the 400 characters allowed here. Most multivitamins list the rda of the various vitamins and minerals. You also have to take your age, sex, overall health, diet, and pregnancy status into account. Vitamin requirements vary from person to person. ...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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What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

You have it all: Nutrient unit of measure daily values total fat grams (g) 65 saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300 sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 potassium milligrams (mg) 3500 total carbohydrate grams (g) 300 fiber grams (g) 25 protein grams (g) 50. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement that can replace the 5-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables?

Is there a supplement that can replace the 5-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables?

Yes: There actually is. It's called juice plus, which has 17 fruits/veggies/grains in it. I just started my entire family, including 2 kids on it. It's whole food nutrition, not a vitamin or supplement. Us department of agriculture recommends 7-13 servings a day and this can bridge the gap to that mark. It's not a gimmick; independent research supports it. Go on www.Veggiedocjuiceplus.Com forinfo. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

Knowledge: This is a life long issue. Learn about your diets calories. Start if you have not all ready a weekly fun exercise routine. There is no magic here. Lots of fokes selling whatever. Study your diet first, adjust it according to what you find doable. Physics: you have to burn more calories than you consume... To lose wt. ...Read more

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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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Checked diet and I eat--daily--from 180-200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Is this bad?

No.: If you're not having any symptoms such as constipation, hard stools or gas, you aren't getting too much fiber. Most of us get too little fiber. Since fiber isn't digestible by humans, it won't have any other physiological adverse effect. There is some evidence that eating foods high in fiber (as opposed to taking fiber supplements) MAY lower the risk of colon cancer. ...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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I'm constipated w/ 3 BMs per week regardless of water/fiber intake. When I take magnesium 500mg BMs are daily. What is the problem if mg solves this?

I'm constipated w/ 3 BMs per week regardless of water/fiber intake. When I take magnesium 500mg BMs are daily. What is the problem if mg solves this?

Constipation: If this constipation is a significant change from your usual bowel pattern,and especially if you have associated abdominal discomfort or blood in your stools, there would be cause for concern. However three normal bm's a week may be normal for you. Taking magnesium is a simple way to increase your intestinal motility. Consult a gastroenterologist if you still have concerns,however. ...Read more

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Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

OfCourseNot; better: to choose foods which include fiber. For the vast majority of humans, HFLC foods to include a significant amount of fresh raw vegetables (variety of lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) is healthy. The marketing of fiber supplements a result of selling people highly processed LFHC foods which are low fiber, drive obesity, constipation & many health problems; creating market for other "stuff" ...Read more

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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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How can I easily increase my child's fiber intake?

How can I easily increase my child's fiber intake?

Oatmeal and popcorn: Oatmeal (the kind you cook on the stove) is an excellent source of fiber, and a quick and healthy hot breakfast kids love. By making it yourself, you can control the sugar and additives as well. Popcorn is also a great fiber source...Just make sure your child is old enough to chew popcorn well as it can cause choking in younger children. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm still constipated after increasing my fiber intake?

What should I do if i'm still constipated after increasing my fiber intake?

Increase water: Fibre needs an increase in water a fluid intake to be more full effective. One can also add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) once a day. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhoid that's small increase if I am taking OTC and increased my fiber intake ?

Can a hemorrhoid that's small increase if I am taking OTC and increased my fiber intake ?

Yes: I assume you mean OTC stool softeners. These attenuate not cure hemorrhoids. See as proctologist and talk about banding ...Read more

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I have increased intake of fiber and fluids but, still have defecation issues. What testing do you suggest to be done? I had a colonoscpy.

I have increased intake of fiber and fluids but, still have defecation issues. What testing do you suggest to be done? I had a colonoscpy.

So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...Read more

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I have trouble passing motion. I have tried upping my fiber intake but still doesn't work. I go about 1s a week. As i've gotten older has gotten worse?

I have trouble passing motion. I have tried upping my fiber intake but still doesn't work. I go about 1s a week. As i've gotten older has gotten worse?

More activities: In order for us to have regular bowel movements there are few important things that we have to do. First of all to have enough fiber in the diet, at least 30-35 gm/day ( average american consumes 10-15 gm). Second, adequate hydration, at least 1, 5-2 liters of water/day. And third, physical activities, at least 30 min of aerobic exercises a day. ...Read more

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How do I get enuf vitamin intake from a low fiber diet?

How do I get enuf vitamin intake from a low fiber diet?

Change diet, supps: I first wonder why you are on a low fiber diet? It sounds like you are aware that foods high in fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains)are the best dietary sources of vitamins.Low fiber diets are sometimes advised for intestinal issues but are seldom necessary.If you really do need to be on a low fiber diet then a well-rounded multivitamin from the health food store will supply needed vitamins. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

What is a reasonable goal for dietary fiber intake for a 1400-1700 calorie diet?

20 - 30 grams: Eat 20 to 30 grams of fiber each day for maximum health and even weight loss when eating a 1400 to 1700 cals per day diet. ...Read more

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Having pencil thin stools for a few months could it be caused by low fiber intake should i be worried ?

Having pencil thin stools for a few months could it be caused by low fiber intake should i be worried ?

Stool shape: At your age. Most likely your diet is deficient in fiber. Watch for bleeding and increase water intake and fiber intake. See your physician in follow up. ...Read more

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Im 28 yrs old drink 3-4 bottles of water a day have a good amount of fiber intake and hemorrhoids still flare off and on why? Is this normal?

Im 28 yrs old drink 3-4 bottles of water a day have a good amount of fiber intake and hemorrhoids still flare off and on why?  Is this normal?

Increase fiber: Although you drink a good amount of water and get fiber it may not be enough. You can try to increase your fiber intake. Eating bran at breakfast even prunes. For lunch salad and see of this helps. ...Read more

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What might I do to get vitamin E intake from a low fiber diet?

What might I do to get vitamin E intake from a low fiber diet?

Pick E rich food: U can pick.........Sunflower seed, almond, paprica, chilli, pine nuts, peanut, dry apricot, green olive, spinach, basil, . ...Read more