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5 Signs you have Excess fibre in your diet

Dr. Gulneer Puri    04-01-2021 Consult

Fibre helps to improve the cardiovascular system, metabolic flexibility, gut health, and blood pressure. It also stabilizes the glucose level in the body. Man needs around 30 to 38 grams of fibre in the daily diet. However, a woman needs around 21 to 25 grams of fibre in the daily diet. However, using an excess of fibre might also be harmful to the skin. Here are some signs which tell that you are consuming too many fibres in your daily diet.

1. Gas and bloating
Eating too much fibre cause bloating and constipation. This happens because the digestive system is unable to digest too much fibre at one time and this causes bloating as well as gas.

2. Diarrhoea
Whatever we eat needs to be digested properly. If you consume too much fibre at one time, then the food passes through the gastrointestinal tract immediately and leads to diarrhoea.

3. Constipation
Fibre absorbs water. If you consume fibre in an excess amount then it soaks all the water from the body and leads to the problem of constipation. It thus becomes difficult to pass the stool. 

4. Dehydration
If you consume fibre in an excess amount and water in a less quantity, it makes your body dehydrated. Thus, one must consume fibre in a moderate amount.

5. Stomach Ache
Besides the change in the bowel movement, excess consumption of fibre leads to the problem of stomachache as well. Too much fibre leads to the stomachache as it slows down the process of digestion.

These are some of the most common problems which occur in the body due to the consumption of too much fibre.
 
 
 
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