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Is it bad to get fiber from pills (like fiberchoice) rather than from vegetables?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Can be

Fiber is cheaper if you buy and eat the right groceries than buying fiber supplements.
But fiber pillls and wafers are very easy to "overdose" on and not drink enough fluids which can result in excessive bloating and actually constipate yourself. Buy the roght groceries and order the right food in restaurants and save your money for retirement.

In brief: Can be

Fiber is cheaper if you buy and eat the right groceries than buying fiber supplements.
But fiber pillls and wafers are very easy to "overdose" on and not drink enough fluids which can result in excessive bloating and actually constipate yourself. Buy the roght groceries and order the right food in restaurants and save your money for retirement.
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