Low Fiber Intake

 


Conditions that suggest Low Fiber Intake

Circulation  

Atherosclerosis

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

Supplements and Medications  

(High) psyllium seed use



Symptoms - Food - Intake  

Low fruit/vegetable consumption



 

(High) deep-fried food consumption



 

(High) fast food consumption



 

(High) dairy product consumption



Counter Indicators
Symptoms - Food - Intake  

Frequent soy consumption



 

Refined white flour avoidance or refined white flour consumption



 

Daily/frequent oat use



 

Moderate/high fruit/vegetable consumption



Symptoms - Food - Preferences  

Vegetarian/vegan/raw food diet




Low Fiber Intake can lead to

Risks  

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

Diet  


 


 


 

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.



Key

Strong or generally accepted link
Weakly counter-indicative
Strongly counter-indicative
May do some good
Highly recommended

Glossary

Mucilage

Preparation consisting of a solution in water of the viscous principles of plants; used as a soothing application to mucous membranes.

Colon

The part of the large intestine that extends to the rectum. The colon takes the contents of the small intestine, moving them to the rectum by contracting.

Cancer

Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

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