Conditions that suggest Low Fiber Intake
In 573 adults, of whom nearly 1/2 were women, between the ages of 40 and 60, there was a significant inverse association seen between intima-media thickness progression of the common carotid arteries and the intake of water-soluble fiber (viscous fiber), which includes pectin, gums and mucilage. [Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;78: pp.1085-1091]
Risk factors for Low Fiber Intake
(High) psyllium seed use
Low fruit/vegetable consumption
(High) deep-fried food consumption
(High) fast food consumption
(High) dairy product consumption
Frequent soy consumption
Refined white flour avoidance or refined white flour consumption
Daily/frequent oat use
Moderate/high fruit/vegetable consumption
Vegetarian/vegan/raw food diet
Low Fiber Intake can lead to
Increased Risk of Colon Cancer
Low fiber intakes have been strongly linked to an increased risk for developing colon cancer.
Recommendations for Low Fiber Intake
Dairy Products Avoidance
Consider replacing a significant amount of the dairy products in your diet with high-fiber foods such as those made from fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans or grains.
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Preparation consisting of a solution in water of the viscous principles of plants; used as a soothing application to mucous membranes.
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