It is said that if digestion is correct then everything is correct. Poor digestion becomes the mother of many diseases. This is the reason why people consume fibre fibre-rich diet to keep digestion healthy. Fiber is like nectar for the stomach. It strengthens the digestive power. Along with this, it keeps the metabolism healthy. If there is a deficiency of it in the body, the person suffers from severe constipation. But consuming too much fibre can put you in trouble. Yes, if you are consuming fibre-rich food indiscriminately to keep your digestion healthy, then know its disadvantages also. DrManoj Gupta, Chief Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterologist and Liver Transplant Surgeon at PSRI Hospital are giving information about this.

According to the doctor, men need only 38 grams of fibre a day and women need only 25 grams of fibre a day. If you are consuming more than this amount of fibre daily, you may face many problems. Let us know what the disadvantages of eating too much fiber are.

Know the disadvantages of eating too much fibre

  • Eating too much fibre-rich food can cause loose motion or diarrhoea. Fiber-rich food passes quickly through the gastrointestinal tract and hence you may have the problem of diarrhoea.
  • If you are eating too much fibre to relieve constipation, it may increase your constipation problem. Fiber works to absorb water from your body. In such a situation, if you are drinking less water after eating fibre-rich food, then the problem of constipation may increase.

  • You may also become a victim of dehydration. Fiber needs water to dissolve. In such a situation, it absorbs the water present in the body. This may cause weakness, fatigue, and dizziness.
  • You may also face the problem of stomach ache. You may have gas problems. To digest the fibre, methane gas is produced by the good bacteria present in the intestine which can cause stomach pain.
  • Consuming too much fibre causes gas formation in the stomach. This may cause pain and a burning sensation near the chest.

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