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How exactly is whole-wheat flour healthier than white flour?

I've read the question about Why is White flour unhealthy. It seems like raw/bleached/white flour is just the endosperm component, but that whole-wheat flour contains the endosperm along with the ...
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Why do Fiber Powders (to relieve Constipation) Emphasize Soluble Fiber rather than Insoluble Fiber

Why do Fiber Powders such as Konsyl, Benefiber, etc list Fiber (usually 5 g per serving), followed by Soluble Fiber (usually 3 to 5 g per serving) According to WebMd insoluble fibers are better for ...
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Is fibre an essential nutrient?

Inuits' diet consists almost entirely of meat. As per my understanding, meat does not provide us with fibre and fibre is obtained from plant products only. Do the Inuits suffer from any malnutrition ...
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Increase pre-biotics or reduce FODMAPs can these two postions be reconciled

According to the following citation and now many subsequent papers, FODMAPs containing foodstuffs are a viable treatment option for a variety of prolems originating in your gut: Personal view: food ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

I bought a big brand bag of dry roasted peanuts the other day. Delicious. Recently I've been trying to understand nutrition, especially in relation to diabetes. I was under the impression that sugar, ...
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Do fiber pills interfere with prescrption medications?

Do fiber pills interfere with the absorption or efficacy of prescrption medications?
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Are there negative consequences of eating large amounts of fiber (if you feel fine with it)?

I have started to change my diets two years ago, and are now eating large amounts of fiber every day - 'large amounts' meaning far above the recommended 30 g, typically 100 - 150 g per day. I have ...
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Does it help to add fiber to sugary foods?

One of the problems with fruit juice is that it provides all the sugar with almost none of the fiber to help slow the absorption of sugar in the body. If fiber is added back to the fruit juice before ...
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Why does following a fiber-rich diet help reduce the odds of getting cancer?

Following a fiber-rich diet seems to help reduce the odds of getting cancer, according to some scientific studies. Why would fibers help preventing cancers? WebMD indicates an indirect effect: fiber-...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation - Soluble Fibre Foods [closed]

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 ...
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Why does my girlfriend have such smaller stools when we eat the same food?

My girlfriend and I have a fairly well-rounded diet. We eat a lot of vegetables, beans, and grains, some dairy and a moderate amount of meat (maybe one serving per day). I would assume our diet to be ...
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Is it OK to snack on salted nuts for a high-fibre diet?

I like to snack on nuts as part of ensuring a high-fibre diet, but I prefer the taste of salted nuts over non-salted. Will eating salted nuts cause me significant dehydration or other health issues? ...
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Which nuts are best to snack on for a high-fibre diet?

I'm trying to maintain a high-fibre diet, and I understand that snacking on nuts regularly is a good way to do this. At the moment, I tend to snack on Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, and ...