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Is there too much fiber?

c-grandmac-grandma Posts: 73Member Posts: 73Member
So, I have a question-is it bad to go over your daily allowance of fiber? I wouldn't think so, but I'm in the negatives in that area some days. Not the cal., or the carbs. I would think more fiber would be good. Just wondered.

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  • c-grandmac-grandma Posts: 73Member Posts: 73Member
    So, I have a question-is it bad to go over your daily allowance of fiber? I wouldn't think so, but I'm in the negatives in that area some days. Not the cal., or the carbs. I would think more fiber would be good. Just wondered.
  • yoginimaryyoginimary Posts: 6,616Member Member Posts: 6,616Member Member
    I asked my GP this when I went in for a physical - I normally get about 50 grams a day. He said no, there's no such thing.
  • leshik21leshik21 Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    Generally it is ok to go over as long as it isn't excessive. Meaning, 100 grams or something like that. Even then, you will just be extremely backed up if you know what I mean. If you eat fiber at a healthy range it helps with digestion, but too much can actually have the reverse effect short term, until it works it way through.
  • zenmamazenmama Posts: 1,005Member Posts: 1,005Member
    IMO too much of anything is not too good. Everything in moderation...

    dd
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