Does fiber contain calories?
- 09-10-2006, 04:14 PM
- 09-10-2006, 04:20 PM
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?
- 09-10-2006, 04:23 PM
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?
09-10-2006, 04:40 PM
is yours flavoured or something?
09-10-2006, 04:46 PM
09-10-2006, 04:47 PM
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
09-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Hmm, never knew that.Originally Posted by CHAPS
09-10-2006, 04:53 PM
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.
09-10-2006, 04:58 PM
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.Originally Posted by CHAPS
09-10-2006, 05:01 PM
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.
09-10-2006, 05:03 PM
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.
09-10-2006, 05:07 PM
Yup i think your right, just a technicality
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