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How do you know if your eating too much fiber? Do you start getting a lot of gas?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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In brief: Loose stool, bulky

Too much fiber can give excess gas (so can too little), bloating, big, bulky stools, and/or excessively frequent, loose watery stools.
Depends on amount and type of fiber, other diet components, fluid intake, meds, gut function/disease. Aim for 25-35gm/day, preferably from diet; not all at once. Supplements if diet inadequate.

In brief: Loose stool, bulky

Too much fiber can give excess gas (so can too little), bloating, big, bulky stools, and/or excessively frequent, loose watery stools.
Depends on amount and type of fiber, other diet components, fluid intake, meds, gut function/disease. Aim for 25-35gm/day, preferably from diet; not all at once. Supplements if diet inadequate.
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