Fiber question

  1. Fiber question


    whats the difference between eating greens for fiber and eating a 100% whole wheat wrap (80 cals 12g carbs 8 of which are fiber) ? I just can't eat greens

    thanks


  2. Go google insoluble fiber & then soluble fiber.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  3. Quote Originally Posted by jonny21
    Go google insoluble fiber & then soluble fiber.
    Soluble and insoluble only refers to whether or not it dissolves in water. Water will not however break down either.

    Fiber, whether insoluable or not, is not digestable. Though soluble fiber tends to act more like a laxative.
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  4. Man, I freaking hate brocolli burps.
    I've been having them since the gym 2 hours ago.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Nullifidian
    Soluble and insoluble only refers to whether or not it dissolves in water. Water will not however break down either.

    Fiber, whether insoluable or not, is not digestable. Though soluble fiber tends to act more like a laxative.
    Quite the opposite. Insoluble fiber has a quicker transit time. Soluble fiber has a slower transit time.

    If you think the only difference is that one is soluble in water and the other is not then obviously more research on the subject is needed.

    Health benefits vary by type.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  6. I appreciate the help. Main reasoning is because im a sissy and wont eat greens. So I was just wondering to get enough fiber if I could get it from more whole wheat products and it be the same.

    I know i'd be missing out on other nutrients but im mainly just asking about the fiber

  7. Its different types of fiber and they behave differently in your GI tract do a little reading.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  8. Quote Originally Posted by swoosh
    I appreciate the help. Main reasoning is because im a sissy and wont eat greens. So I was just wondering to get enough fiber if I could get it from more whole wheat products and it be the same.

    I know i'd be missing out on other nutrients but im mainly just asking about the fiber

    Different kinds of fiber perform different functions in the body. If you can't eat greens, then buy some greens in a pill at your vitamin store.

  9. Get RenewLife's Triple Organic Fiber.. I use the powder in 2 of my shakes everyday, 11.5g fiber.. Gives shakes a nutty taste, clears you out real good after afew days on it..

  10. I need to read up on it again, but I believe soluble fiber slows down the early stages of digestion, which allows for better glucose control and enhanced nutrient absorption. Insoluble fiber makes you ****, and it cleans you out, allowing more surface area in the intestinal lining for nutrient absorption.
    I believe insoluble is also the type that helps protect vs. cancer (specifically colon).

  11. Quote Originally Posted by jonny21
    Quite the opposite. Insoluble fiber has a quicker transit time. Soluble fiber has a slower transit time.

    If you think the only difference is that one is soluble in water and the other is not then obviously more research on the subject is needed.

    Health benefits vary by type.
    Oh whups, I had it backwards. That's always been a topic where I have trouble keeping track which is which.

    Though the one thing I DO know is that fiber is not digestable and thus no calories should be counted for fiber.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    I need to read up on it again, but I believe soluble fiber slows down the early stages of digestion, which allows for better glucose control and enhanced nutrient absorption. Insoluble fiber makes you ****, and it cleans you out, allowing more surface area in the intestinal lining for nutrient absorption.
    I believe insoluble is also the type that helps protect vs. cancer (specifically colon).
    Soluble fiber also reduces LDL cholesterol.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf
    I need to read up on it again, but I believe soluble fiber slows down the early stages of digestion, which allows for better glucose control and enhanced nutrient absorption. Insoluble fiber makes you ****, and it cleans you out, allowing more surface area in the intestinal lining for nutrient absorption.
    I believe insoluble is also the type that helps protect vs. cancer (specifically colon).
    yah bro yer on point. Soluble fiber also absorbs water becoming gelatinous. This is beneficial further down when it gets in the large bowel producing moist bulk. Keeps the pipes working well. I am not exactly which bacteria do digest certain types of fiber but that is also happening in the large bowel. Google "FOS" fructooligosaccharides.
    Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC

  14. Quote Originally Posted by bigpetefox
    Get RenewLife's Triple Organic Fiber.. I use the powder in 2 of my shakes everyday, 11.5g fiber.. Gives shakes a nutty taste, clears you out real good after afew days on it..
    I second this, because this is what I do, but I use the Renew Life's Fiber Smart as well.
  

  
 

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