I have studied up extensively on fiber and one of the main reasons that people are suffering from so many gastronomical issues and colon cancers is due to the fact they do not get enough fiber
You have read about eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away...well that's true. (Good source of insoluble fiber)
I like fruits, vegies and nuts, that's what I eat the most. Now, I do take a great fiber supplement that you can find in most health food stores. I like what was mentioned.... Pure Plantago Husks....phyllium.
This is my daily mix:
-1 scoop psyllium-Soluble Fiber
-1 scoop flax seed-Insoluble Fiber
-a fresh squeezed lemon
-emergence-C vitamin fizz packet
Even if I take in enough fiber I still take this drink. Most really never consume enough daily. Fiber is what helps keep your system clean.
The ancient Egyptians took it years ago. The benefits are many and it might even help clean up some bad skin issues or other problems with your stomach....
Also anyone who is on a high protein diet really needs to take this added supplement. You will feel soooo much better if you do!
If I take a protein supplement I do not add my fibber in it. I do the at different times and then I can actually get them down. They can both be hard to swallow.Handy chart...just make sure your pop up blocker is on http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/soluble-fiber-foods-list.htmlFlax Fights Constipationhttp://www.flaxhealth.com/howflaxhelps.htmFlax is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber
. One ounce of flax provides 32% of the USDA’s reference daily intake of fiber. Flax promotes regular bowel movements because it is high in insoluble fiber. Flaxseed's all natural fiber helps to absorb water, thereby softening the stool and allowing it to pass through the colon quickly. When adding fiber to your diet, it is important to make sure that you are drinking at least eight glasses of water daily. Without enough liquids, fiber can actually cause constipation! In the fight against constipation exercise, eat fruits and vegetables, drink eight glasses of water daily and add two to four tablespoons of flax to your daily regime!
More on both types of fibberhttp://www.dietsite.com/dt/diets/eatingwell/fiber/dietaryfiber.aspInsoluble Fiber
Cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin are all types of insoluble fiber. Cellulose, which is found in apples, beets, broccoli, pears, and whole grains, helps to nourish blood vessels and to cleanse the intestinal tract. Hemicellulose (which is also considered a soluble fiber) helps to move waste through the body by absorbing water in the intestinal tract; it is found in apples, beets, cabbage, corn, peas, and whole grains. Lignin, the least digestible of the different types of fiber, is an effective antioxidant and is found in carrots, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, whole grains, and many other foods. Soluble Fiber
Soluble fiber comes in a variety of forms. Pectin, a complex carbohydrate, is concentrated in the rinds, skins, and/or cores of many fruits (under-ripe fruit contains more pectin than ripe fruit). Food manufacturers use pectin as a thickening agent and stabilizer in candies, syrups, and frozen desserts; it is also used to set jams, jellies, and preserves. Gums and mucilages, which can be found in oatmeal, oat bran, and dried beans, are closely related plant flours that are also used primarily as thickening agents and stabilizers in a variety of foods. (In addition, gums help to prevent the formation of ice crystals in ice cream and other frozen food products, and to retain moisture, which allows foods to remain fresh longer.)
I think you might feel better if you try this out!!