I've heard that a recommended diet for constipation related to irritable bowel syndrome is to increase the amount of soluble and decrease the amount of insoluble fiber.

I have a trouble understanding which foods are high in which fiber because various websites give conflicting results.

For example, this source says that beans and many vegetables are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Can someone clarify this?

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    I might consider taking out the last part asking for "other advice", as that makes it both personal opinion and very broad, both of which would be close reasons.
    – JohnP
    Oct 19 '15 at 21:31
  • @JohnP plus that may be interpreted as asking for medical advice.
    – busukxuan
    Jan 20 '16 at 5:26
  • Have you tried to research "high soluble fiber foods" or "soluble vs insoluble fiber foods?" If you show some research in your question you may elicit a better answer.
    – Atl LED
    Jan 26 '16 at 3:45
  • I have, but so many differernt sites say different things. Some sites even contridict one a other. It's hard to actually know what isn't or is soluble fibre to be honest. Some sites say one food item is soluble where another says it's insoluble.
    – user1842
    Jan 26 '16 at 18:03
  • I edited the question. There can be actually some confusion which foods are high in soluble or insoluble fiber, because some foods are high i both. Also, treatment of IBS may not be as simple as just to increase some type of fiber. It's obviously an interesting question so I voted for reopening.
    – Jan
    Jul 22 '19 at 9:31