How much fiber is too much?

“Eat your fruits and vegetables” was likely the first nutrition rule you learned. And from the carrots packed in your kindergarten lunch box to the green juice you now consume on the daily, fiber has always been an important part of your diet (the most important part—especially for gut health—some might argue). “Fiber is key for proper digestion and supports a healthy balance of gut bacteria,” says Dr. Frank Lipman, MD, bestselling author and the founder of Be Well. “It assists in the elimination of metabolic waste and toxins, and helps create regular bowel movements.” Not only does fiber keep your digestive system operating at peak performance, it can also aid in weight loss, help stave off heart disease, and keep your blood sugar in check. So yeah, it’s pretty important. But if you’re downing fiber at every meal, is it possible to have too much of the good...

Testimonials

Testimonials