- Q How much fiber should I have in my diet?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyMost medical professionals recommend that you have at least 25 grams of fiber a day. Fiber helps you to feel fuller and helps with digestion. Most foods have the fiber content listed on the nutritional label. Full Answer
- Q Is it possible to lose weight and only eat fast food?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyCould you forego the fries and make healthy choices if you could only eat fast food? In this video, Dr. Oz reveals how two fast food addicts actually lost weight while eating only at fast food restaurants. Full Answer
- Q Why is eating fiber good for diabetes?
Emilia Klapp, Nutrition & DieteticsFiber helps to slow down both the release of food from the stomach and the absorption of carbohydrates from ingested food. This tends to prevent spikes in blood glucose and insulin. Fiber also is good for diabetics because watching your weight... Full Answer
- Q What are fiber supplements?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyDietary fiber is a substance found in plant-based foods; it is needed by the body for overall health and well-being. Among most health professionals, the preference is for people to get the majority of their fiber from foods in their diet. However, many... Full Answer
- Q What are dietary fiber supplements?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyThere are several dietary fiber supplements available, including: Psyllium, derived from grinding the seeds of a species of plantain (Plantago psyllium), is an excellent source of soluble as well as insoluble fiber. Psyllium is the main ingredient of... Full Answer
- Q Does dietary fiber improve digestion?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineAlthough dietary fiber increases the rate of transit through the gastrointestinal tract, it slows gastric emptying. This effect means that the food is released more gradually into the small intestine, and consequently, the blood glucose level rises more... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of dietary fiber?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe benefit of consuming fiber-rich foods like vegetables, legumes and whole grains is manifold. Fiber helps to alleviate constipation, lowers your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and it also aids in weight loss. The drawback here is gas.... Full Answer