Insoluable fiber speeds up digestion and soluable tends to do the opposite.
Just saying "fiber" doesn't help much if someone is struggling with constipation/diarrhea.
I second this one! Dietitians could really use this in our practice. Thanks for sharing!
Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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Third! Health food labels (at least the ones over here in Australia) have started to include this information. Hopefully people eventually see the importance of the differences between the two!
Here's a useful site to bookmark. It gives both the insoluble and the soluble fiber numbers for many foods.