To be honest, we all are aware of balanced diet but we never follow consuming balanced diet!! The common constituent that we miss in our diet is Fibers!! Every time you visit the doctor, the common advice with your illness apart is to consume enough of water and fibre rich foods!!
Has this advice made us consume lot of fibers?? Definitely not!!! As most of the times we don’t follow our doctor’s advice and stick onto our friends or Google’s advice!! Unfortunately or fortunately, we are consuming more fibers than needed and it’s true!!
So what, it would keep me healthy might be your say but you are absolutely wrong!!! Too much of consumption of fibers is not good for health and results in various health issues. Various studies have been conducted and proved that, consumption of fibers beyond the recommended daily allowance results in certain health disorders which includes –
- Bloating sensation
- Abdominal pain
- Flatulence or Gas
- Loose stools or diarrhea
- Weight gain
- Effect on blood sugar levels
- Blocks intestine in people with Crohn’s disease
- Mineral deficiency – Iron, Calcium, Zinc in particular
- Acid reflux
- Decreased appetite
How much fibre is needed? The recommended daily allowance of fibers varies according to age and gender. RDA are –
- Adult male – 38 gm per day
- Adult female – 25 gm per day
- Kids based on age
How much is too much? You will get your RDA if you consume one serving of fibre rich food in your meals either in divided portions or as a single portion. If you consume anywhere beyond this, then it considered to be too much!!
Be cautious of what you eat, eating excess harms you, eating less harms you, eating right keeps you healthy and right!! Have an eye on the portion size, don’t get carried away by the myth that eating more keeps you healthier!!!