Fiber is a type of non-digestible carbohydrate found in certain foods and also available as a dietary supplement. Fiber is essential for digestive health and different types of fiber can offer a variety of health benefits including:
On average, US adults take in only 17 grams of fiber on a daily basis—much lower than recommended levels.
Fiber sources and ingredients such as inulin (chicory root) and FOS (fructooligosaccharides) are high in FODMAPs. Additionally, many high-fiber foods are high in FODMAPs. This can make it difficult for people on the Low FODMAP diet to get the recommended amount of fiber on a daily basis. To help get the fiber you need, here are some low FODMAP foods that provide 3g or more of fiber per serving:
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A diet low in fiber is commonly known to cause constipation. But several other factors can also cause irregularity, including:
If constipation is a regular issue for you, consult a medical professional.
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