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How can I go about softening stool with fiber diets?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
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In brief: 37 grams fiber daily

More fiber means more water retained in the stool, promoting easier passage, quicker transit and less exposure to environmental toxins (all good things!) remember to drink more water if you take a fiber supplement, but doing it "naturally" always helps, with a diet rich in fiber (fresh friuts, vegetables etc.
). Thankfully fiber content is on all the labels of foods nowadays, so read the labels.

In brief: 37 grams fiber daily

More fiber means more water retained in the stool, promoting easier passage, quicker transit and less exposure to environmental toxins (all good things!) remember to drink more water if you take a fiber supplement, but doing it "naturally" always helps, with a diet rich in fiber (fresh friuts, vegetables etc.
). Thankfully fiber content is on all the labels of foods nowadays, so read the labels.
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