SURPRISING SIDE EFFECTS OF EATING TOO MUCH FIBER

SURPRISING SIDE EFFECTS OF EATING TOO MUCH FIBER

As a dietitian; here are some unusual side effects of eating excess fiber;

May lead to nutrient deficiencies

Getting more fiber than the daily required value can inhibit the smooth absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. The excess fiber tends to combine with some minerals making it harder for the nutrients to be absorbed in the bloodstream, resulting in a decrease in the long run.

Can cause bowel obstruction

Eating too much fiber can increase your stool weight and size as it binds with undigested foods and other nutrients, triggering bowel obstruction. This can make it harder for frequent bowel movements.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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