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Postby Gray » 22 Aug 2018, 09:40

I know we're all trying to get our daily fiber in. I struggled with taking the gummies, capsules, added powder. I did find a protein drink w/ 10 grams of soluble vegetable fiber in it and 20 grams of protein. Which is working pretty good for me, since I've been losing weight (because who really wants to eat when their hurting). Its made by muscle milk and is called Evolve.
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Re: Fiber Sources

Postby dmcff » 23 Aug 2018, 00:44

Oatmeal, microwaved or stove-cooked, is a good source of fibre.
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Re: Fiber Sources

Postby Thorgrim » 27 Aug 2018, 07:38

I have had pretty good luck with focusing on eating mainly soluble fiber- my stools have gotten a lot smaller and vary in softness, but are mostly soft. I have been eating these foods for fiber:
Oatmeal
Onions
canned peaches and pears (no peels on fruits and veggies)
apple sauce
brussel sprouts
creamy peanut butter
cheerios
boiled peeled white potatoes
Prune juice

I eat other low residue foods like turkey, chicken, eggs, fish, rice, sourdough bread, and crackers. I still get 30-38 grams of fiber per day.
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Re: Fiber Sources

Postby John667 » 30 Aug 2018, 09:53

IMO it depends what type of fiber you eat. Grain-based fibers created lots of damage (it includes psyllium, Metamucil...) but as soon as I did stop anything that has gluten the pain stopped and no more blood anymore.

Fibers are overrated. We need some, but not that much. A good microbiota is paramount.
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Re: Fiber Sources

Postby mike1971 » 30 Aug 2018, 20:58

John......

Psyllium is from a herbal plant and is not a grain, therefore it contains no gluten (at least the pure form).

And I agree, having good gut flora via a probiotic is beneficial.
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Re: Fiber Sources

Postby John667 » 31 Aug 2018, 09:10

mike1971 wrote:John......

Psyllium is from a herbal plant and is not a grain, therefore it contains no gluten (at least the pure form).

And I agree, having good gut flora via a probiotic is beneficial.


You are right, but I've read that psyllium can create reactions for gluten-sensitive people. Well it did for me. I felt better when I stopped taking it. From my point of view, anything that makes my stool rough (oat bran, psyllium, wheat, etc.) is to be banned. Pain and blood stopped immediately when I stopped taking those. I'd encourage anyone to give it a shot for a couple of weeks.
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