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Fibre

Post by Dreamweaver » 14 Jul 2018, 18:03

How did I get to this age before learning this? Then it was only my personal (painful) experience which sent me searching.
We all know, I presume, the benefit of fibre in the diet. I didn't know the down side.
Constipation is often a symptom of having too much soluble fiber, (soluble fiber includes oats, barley, nuts, seeds, peas, plus some fruits and vegetables.)
Diarrhea occurs many times when people have too much insoluble fiber. (It is most frequently found in whole grains, most fruits and vegetables.)

https://draxe.com/too-much-fiber/

Many foods have both, in different proportions, which work together to keep you healthy. Just don't let them get out of kilter!
http://commonsensehealth.com/soluble-fi ... oods-list/
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Re: Fibre

Post by Dreamweaver » 14 Jul 2018, 18:29

Janet Brill, PhD, RD: Only a few foods on the planet really contain a nice amount of LDL lowering soluble fiber and that would be oats. Of course, oatmeal is my favourite breakfast. And Barley is a whole grain, which is also high in beta-glucan, which is the name of the viscous soluble fiber in oats and barley. Beans, of course, are high in soluble fiber. Apples contain pectin which is a cholesterol lowering soluble fiber. Then there is psyllium seed husk, probably better known by most people as metamucil, which is another extremely potent LDL or cholesterol lowering soluble fiber.
Janet Brill, PhD, RD: Fibers like inulin are isolated or extracted from fruits and vegetables like onions, chicory root and garlic. Apparently, these are soluble fibers but they don’t have that viscous cholesterol lowering quality. Now it’s very common in foods to see this type of isolated fibers like low fat dairy products, because it’s going to help add back that fat-like mouth feel that has been taken away when you take the fat out. So they (isolated fibers) are good in some respect because inulin is a pre-biotic which is food for the friendly bacteria in your gut so there is a notable health benefits with pre-biotics. But, if we are looking at trying to bump up our fiber intake, this would not contribute very much. So your best bet again is to focus on getting in those wide varieties of whole foods with good carbs like fruits and vegetables, the whole grains, the legumes – those fiber super stars. You want to try and get a lot of them into our day and that is what’s going to really make a dent in bumping up your fiber intake to the recommended amounts.
Janet Brill, PhD, RD: When it comes to fiber, you don’t want to add in too much, too quickly, too soon or you will have some GI (gastroentestinal) problems. You want to take it slow and build up your fiber intake over time so your body can adjust. Also, you want to drink a lot of fluid because the higher your fiber intake, the more fluid you are going to need to help your body to digest it.
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Re: Fibre

Post by Dreamweaver » 14 Jul 2018, 18:40

And Inulin, which I'd never heard of. Servives a journey through the digestive system to do its good work in the gut! Chicory root!
https://draxe.com/inulin/
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