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Is fibre an essential nutrient?

Essential nutrient means any substance normally consumed as a constituent of food which is needed for growth and development and/or the maintenance of life and which cannot be synthesized in adequate ...
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Increase pre-biotics or reduce FODMAPs can these two postions be reconciled

The question, as I understand it: Should the current recommendations about a low-FODMAP diet, which is also low-prebiotic and thus potentially harmful, be changed? Short answer: There is some ...
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Why does following a fiber-rich diet help reduce the odds of getting cancer?

In short: There is insufficient or conflicting evidence about the cancer-protecting effect of a high-fiber diet. Suggested mechanisms: Colorectal cancer: increased stool bulk and dilution of ...
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Why does following a fiber-rich diet help reduce the odds of getting cancer?

No one really knows. A high fibre diet tends, however, to be lower in the foods associated with increased cancer risk. Fibre also reduces the colon transit time so that waste carcinogens have less ...
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How exactly is whole-wheat flour healthier than white flour?

The bran (fiber) from whole-wheat flour slows down the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine (gastric emptying), which results in slower glucose absorption. So, the glucose from ...
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Why are cooked carrots not recommended during constipation?

Cooking in general decreases the insoluble dietary fiber contents and increases the soluble fraction. I guess this is the theoretical basis for the claim(s) regarding cooked carrots (and other cooked ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

The link @bummi provided is very helpful in understanding this. Here's a quote: While fibers are carbohydrates, they do not affect your body’s sugar/glucose levels or the levels of sugar related ...
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Fibre <= carbs always true?

The label on the picture is wrong. Both fiber and sugar belong to carbohydrates, so sugars (5.1 g) + fiber (8.6 g) = 13.7 g carbohydrates, but the label says only 7.2 g. According to NutritionData, ...
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Are there negative consequences of eating large amounts of fiber (if you feel fine with it)?

There are no negative consequences, IF you eat in the proper way. With this statement I am referring to eat every component of the diet, like carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins and of course fibers. ...
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Are there negative consequences of eating large amounts of fiber (if you feel fine with it)?

Not at all. Studies have shown that a large amount of fibers is a protective factor against colo-rectal cancer for example. Actually, as you said, only effects are some digestive troubles, since ...
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