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Old 03-03-2018, 16:46   #1
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Do you take into consideration how much fiber you are consuming? What role does fiber have in your diet?

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I don't monitor fiber - whatever I consume comes from my food. I would suspect that fiber is rather low in my diet. I don't have any problems because when my fats are high... well, I don't have any problems.

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I've been paying more attention to fiber, not necessarily for my diabetes, but for my colon health. I had polyps at the last exam and was told to get more fiber.


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So long as I'm eating lots of produce, I believe that I'm taking in plenty of 'ruphage' so fibre hasn't been on my radar so far.

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Do you take into consideration how much fiber you are consuming? What role does fiber have in your diet?
No. None.

I don't believe fiber is even good for the GI tract, let alone "essential" for anything at all. Of course I get some from vegetables, but I keep it low. A lot of fiber causes me problems.

There is another opinion out there among doctors and experts. Google "Fiber Menace" and you should find various resources.

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I'm like VeeJay, I don't keep track of it. I've always heard cheese plugs some people up, I eat 2-3 ounces a day and don't have any problem.

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I usually eat foods that are high in fibre just because I like the food not the fibre. The only time I think about fibre is if I'm constipated and that has only happened maybe 2 or 3 times in life that I can remember.

I guess I don't think much about it at all .....

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