Ground Flax Seed to Increase Fiber Question
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Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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Q. What do you think of ground flax seed to enhance the fiber in my diet? I
was told that it would help with my constipation too.
A. Why not just adopt a diet that is high in fiber? Focusing on a variety of
high fiber foods will offer the benefit of additional vitamins and minerals as well.
The ground flax seeds we have encountered contain 4 grams of fiber per
ounce but also contain 14 grams of fat.
You should talk with your doctor or dietitian about what type of foods
to include in your diet to increase fiber and alleviate constipation.
Most people should strive to consume 25-35 grams of dietary fiber each day.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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