Nutrition

Natural Dietary Fiber Content

What Is Natural Dietary Fiber? Natural dietary fiber is dietary fiber naturally present in the food or extracted from natural foods and added to other foods to increase their fiber content. In the later case it is called functional fiber. The aim of this article is to collect common fiber-related terms rather than make >> Read More ...

List of High Fiber Foods, Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Chart

What Is a High Fiber Food? Plant foods, in general, are rich in fiber. An amount of fiber and soluble/insoluble fiber varies from food to food. A commercial food product can be labeled as ‘High Fiber’, if it contains at least 5 g of fiber per serving. ‘Dietary Fiber’ on the Nutritional Facts Label >> Read More ...

Psyllium Husk Fiber

What Is Psyllium Fiber? Psyllium fiber is soluble dietary fiber, produced from the covering (husk) of seeds of Plantago ovata plant. When added to food and ingested, it absorbs water from the bowel, and thus makes the stool bulk and therefore easy to excrete. Psyllium Fiber Content 100 grams of Psyllium husk contains >> Read More ...

Dietary Fiber – Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber

What Is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber (fibre) is the indigestible part of plant foods that makes stool soft and thus enables smooth bowel movements, prevents constipation and reduces severity of hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. Other effects of fiber depend on the type – soluble or insoluble fiber (see below). >> Read More ...

Infant Constipation – Causes, Remedies for Newborn and Baby

Normal Bowel Habit in a Newborn and Infant The main symptom of infant constipation is not a low bowel movement frequency but a hard stool consistency. Breastfed infants have stool of liquid or paste consistency from once after every feed to about once a week. Formula fed infants have stool of paste consistency once every >> Read More ...

Medical Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss? Medical weight loss is defined as a weight management program that is developed and monitored by a medical professional, either a family doctor or specialist physician. In medical weight loss, the therapeutic program is approached as a doctor would for any disease and the management is based on >> Read More ...

How Long Can a Human Survive Without Food or Water?

How Many Days Can You Go Without Water and Food? In a situation, where you do not have an access to water (and food), it is important to know, how long can you survive. Most people would likely die within 3 -4 days without drinking or eating anything, and rarely one would survive over a week. But: A 97 year old woman >> Read More ...

Bloating After Eating; Foods that Cause Bloating

Bloating – stomach distension due to gas built in the stomach or bowel – may be caused by certain foods, intestinal disorders, bacterial overgrowth or food poisoning with bacteria or parasites. What Causes Bloating Shortly After Eating? Bloating in the upper abdomen appearing within minutes after starting a >> Read More ...

Excess Iron (Poisoning, Overload, Toxicity) in Blood

Hemosiderosis is a chronic iron overload or excess iron levels in body tissues, either throughout the body or only in specific tissues and organs. If this chronic overload begins to cause tissue damage, it is known as hemochromatosis or commonly referred to as iron toxicity. Iron is an abundant element in the human body >> Read More ...
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