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Where do you get the fibre ??

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by tubamanandy, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. tubamanandy

    tubamanandy · Well-Known Member

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    Re LCHF diet :-

    Really concerned I'm not getting enough (any ?) fibre.

    Where are the main sources of fibre that you can eat every day and wont send your blood sugar through the roof ?
     
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    Red_river_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to know the answer too as I've got the same question.
     
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  3. barrym

    barrym LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Any green leafy veg I'd suggest. Nice bit of stir fried cavalo Nero for example. Yum.
     
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  4. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your non starchy vegetables would be where you'd get a lot of your fibre (your greens, cauliflower, mushrooms, etc).... well that's what I did when I was on that diet. Also some seeds like chia, pumpkin seed, and flaxseed which are low carbs, but high in fibre. :)
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Celery is a great one but as is asparagus.
     
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  6. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take powdered inulin every day it dissolves in liquid and is tasteless so add it to my morning cup of coffee every day it seems to work. My Current inulin powder is 100% chicory root although have had artichoke root before carbs per serving are 0.4 On current chicory powder. I tend to dissolve the 5g serving in cold water and when it’s clear add to my morning beverage keeps me regular and seem to remember dr Moseley saying it’s good for gut health and sleeping.
     
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  7. tubamanandy

    tubamanandy · Well-Known Member

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    Shelley, I'm very interested in this as by chance I've just ordered some quality Inulin.

    I'm not 100% sure what it is but I've heard several specialists speak highly of it. I saw a programme a while back with Dr Moseley talking about it and another with Angela Ripon of all people.

    How much do you take and does it cause any issues ??
     
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  8. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi when you start just take half the recommended dose for a few days and build up. Many varieties have a standard dosing scoop which makes life easier! I did this and don’t have any issues it just keeps me regular!
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ps I do sleep well but don’t know if it’s the inulin or the mindfulness I do!
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Flaxseed every day sprinkled generously on various foods, and Lidl HP rolls (half of one or one every day).
    I don't have any bowel problems at all.
     
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  11. kittypoker

    kittypoker Friend · Well-Known Member

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    My first meal of the day is usually a spinach, avocado and cucumber smoothie with unfiltered cider vinegar, garlic, chilli, organic milled flaxseed and unsweetened almond milk. Few carbs, plenty of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and it's absolutely delicious. Keeps everything moving along very nicely.
     
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    Mark_1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dark chocolate is high in fibre
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Olives, avocado, tomatoes, and green leafy veg, and various other above ground veggies.
     
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  14. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    On an LCHF diet you should definitely be eating your greens!

    I get plenty of fibre from eating a variety of low carb (mainly above ground) vegetables, nuts & seeds, and a modicum of dark chocolate and cocoa.

    One thing to be aware of (and apologies if it's a bit more than you need to know!) is that if you think you're not "going" enough, a low carb diet has less bulky waste to dispose of, so you may not need to visit the loo so often. If you're feeling bunged up /constipated, it should normally ease off once your body is used to its new regime, but some people (though definitely not me) will swear by psyllium husks as an aid for this.

    Robbity
     
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    LouWilk059 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was concerned about this as well as I found there was too few vegetables allowed (other than leafy greens). I can easily eat 4 cups of broccoli at one sitting with my supper. I found that if I have a salad for lunch and regular veggies with supper, there's no issue with getting enough fibre. I don't limit the veggies and make sure I drink plenty of water.
     
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    sunburst69 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Non starchy veggies, nuts, seeds - chia and flax (ground flax seeds add easily to many things) are high in fiber & coconut flour are all good sources of dietary fiber and generally on the low end of carb content. There are some veggies that are considered 'free' or at least minimal when counting carbs due to their high fiber and low net carb count. Many leafy greens, cauliflower, avocado (technically a fruit), zucchini, bok choy, broccoli rabe and many more. A quick search for low carb veggies will provide a useful list.
     
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  17. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    AVOCADO
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I cant eat nuts or seeds. I have some wholemeal bread or potato in my diet to counteract constipation, as well as lots of vegetables and salad. I have other digestive health issues, not just type 2 diabetes, and i tailor my food to take into account my overall health needs.
     
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  19. Mep

    Mep Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same... trying to please a number of ailments is hard work isn't it.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Nuts.
     
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