Can You Eat Too Much Fiber? Dr. Robin Berzin Explains
Svg Vector Icons : icon_line_graph_m Created with Sketch. icon_rings_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_m Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. icon_smartphone_monline Created with Sketch. Store
Health Concerns
Do You Need A Heavy Metal Detox?

Heavy metals—they’re in our food, beauty products and even teeth fillings, but many of us know…

5 Early Warning Signs You Could Have an Autoimmune…

As many as 20 million people in the United States have some sort of autoimmune condition…

Do You Have A Hormone Imbalance? Here’s What To…

What is MCT Oil And Do You Need It?

The Gene Mutation That Affects 40% of People

If you’re wondering “what is MTHFR?” you’re not alone. Here’s a primer on what you need to know about…

Are IV Drips Healthy? Everything You Need to Know.

The latest health trend—vitamin drips—take a page straight from hospitals, but should you risk the needle?…

Recipes & Nutrition
Here’s How to Decode What Your Food Cravings Are…

Cravings have historically had a bad wrap, and we have often looked for ways to curb…

5 Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies Explained

Even if you are super health-conscious, busy schedules and the demands of modern life can make…

The Best Plant-Based Restaurants in LA for Every Time…

Trying to up the plants in your diet? Look no further than these LA vegan restaurants…

Welcome to Parsley’s New NYC Center

Meet Parsley Center New York; a space designed to make you feel better just by being…

What to Expect At Your First Parsley Health Visit

Parsley Health is a new kind of primary care. We combine nutrition, lifestyle changes, and advanced…

5 Essential Blood Tests You Need Every Year

Blood work and advanced medical testing can catch issues before they become a problem. That’s why…

Food & Nutrition

Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?

Fiber is one of the key macronutrients, along with fat and protein, that you should be getting at every meal. If you’re trying to eat healthy, maybe you’re consciously packing more into your diet. But is it possible to have too much fiber? And could it be the reason you have uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms?

It’s actually pretty hard to overdo it on fiber and most people aren’t eating enough. The average American eats 5 to 10 grams of fiber, but you should really be getting between 25 to 50 grams.

We’re getting too little fiber in our diets because we’re eating too much processed food, such as cookies, cakes, pretzels, and crackers—all of those things that have been pulverized into a flour and turned into something else.

Meet the doctor with $0 co-pays.

Fiber helps fight inflammation, promotes healthy bowel movements, and balances blood sugar. It can also help prevent colon cancer and prevent and control heart disease.

To get more fiber in your diet, try to eat whole foods and skip the processed foods.

High fiber foods we love

  • chia seeds
  • avocado
  • flax seeds
  • sweet potato
  • chickpeas
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • gluten-free oats

If you’ve been eating very little fiber, go slow as you start to introduce more fiber-rich foods, eating a little more every couple of days. Otherwise, you might experience stomach issues like diarrhea, constipation, or bloating. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also reduce your chances of gastrointestinal issues as you increase your fiber intake. Follow these guidelines and you shouldn’t have an issue with eating too much fiber.

Parsley Health is the only medical practice that leverages personalized testing with whole body treatments.

More Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition
5 Reasons You Should Be Eating a Plant-Based Diet

While we’re not big on diets in the traditional sense, we do talk about one type…

Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnuts

Craving something sweet? Indulge with a healthy vegan chocolate mousse from in-house Chef-in-Residence of Parsley Center…

This Heart Healthy Avocado Protein Smoothie is the New Avocado Toast

When it comes to packing a lot of nutrients into a single food, avocados have pretty…

Recipes & Nutrition
5 Reasons to Take a Magnesium Supplement

There’s a supplement you can take that will help you chill out, sleep better, and poop…

Find out if Parsley is perfect for you. Schedule a free call with one of our health care advisors.