Does fiber contain calories?

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    Does fiber contain calories?


    Does fiber contain calories? I was under the impression that it does not (both insoluable and soluable), but at looking at my nutritional label for psylum husk, it contains 5g of fiber and 20 calories.

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    Well, it's not supposed to. Maybe there's another ingrediant that is adding the calories? Psyllium Husk has non fibrous carbs that is where the calories are coming from i'd assume?
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    Don't believe there is in mine... It's actually marketed as pure fiber but psyllum husk is the main ingredient. I also noticed beans and a lot of other things count the calories in fiber in the nutritional label. So even though part of fiber might be soluble it still contains no cals?
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    is yours flavoured or something?
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    I don't believe so.
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    Well actually i think each gram of fiber counts as a gram of carbs so 1g=4 calories so 5g's fiber=20 calories so that looks right
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAPS
    Well actually i think each gram of fiber counts as a gram of carbs so 1g=4 calories so 5g's fiber=20 calories so that looks right
    Hmm, never knew that.
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    Have you tried VPX's new fiber supplement? I have a buddy using it right now in all his shakes and he loves it, it's a blend of different fibers. Also look into PGX fiber, i want to get some of the board sponsers selling it, it's the most potent fiber blend out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAPS
    Well actually i think each gram of fiber counts as a gram of carbs so 1g=4 calories so 5g's fiber=20 calories so that looks right
    Right, technically fiber is a carbohydrate... But I thought that it could not be absorbed by the body and either a) binded to bile or b) was shat out, therefore technically containing no calories.
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    I could be wrong on this one, but it would make sense if their are 20 calories and no flavouring or anything and 5g's of fiber.
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    My guess is that fiber technically contains calories, but humans can't digest it... therefore yes, it should technically be 5 cal/g (and is listed as so), but it's 0 cals for our purposes.
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    Yup i think your right, just a technicality
  

  
 

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