WTF! Zero Fiber For Constipation?
Myths abound that fiber is indispensable for our health. It is touted as an important dietary factor for a good gut health. We are told that fiber alleviates constipation, great for the gut bacteria and even prevents cancer. Fiber is usually recommended by doctors to patients who have chronic constipation
I used to think in this way too. However, recently I was shocked to learn that fiber is not the panacea of good health.
Chronic constipation got better with ZERO fiber!
A paper published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology titled “Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms” provides strong evidences. They compared the symptoms of three groups of people: high fiber, reduced fiber and no fiber. They recorded symptoms of constipation such as anal bleeding and difficulty in defecation.
All those in the ZERO fiber group no longer had to strain to pass stools.
We need to reevaluate fiber’s role in our diet.
I like one of the arguments in their discussion section. They explained that fiber is a bulking agent. More fiber means bulkier stools. However, constipation is like a traffic jam. In order to reduce the traffic jam, you reduce the number of traffic, not increase it. This explanation makes logical sense.
If you are suffering from chronic constipation, especially with the recommended high fiber life style, try the opposite and see what happens.
Always look for better evidences when you are on the hunt for answers to your health problems. There is always a better solution out there for you.
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