Re: Are there any foods i can eat to firm up my stools?
FiberChoice is made up of Inulin --it is an insoluble fiber that is made up of fruits and veggies and all of these do not absorb fluids but cause contractions of your intestines to move digested food through and out. It is frequent added to other foods --yogurt as well as alot of processed foods to provide some fiber.
To have normal BMs a person needs 25 to 35 gms of fiber daily and it needs to be divided between insoluble and soluble fibers.
Soluble fiber that absorbs fluids --- bulk up as well as firm up your stools.
Soluble foods all the inner parts of grains-- the outer bran is insoluble and does not absorb water also the inner parts of beans (except green beans that are insoluble) & peas are soluble but the outer part is insoluble. Root veggies all absorb water and bulk up your stool --like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips and of course psyllium seed husk powder, Citrucel that is a semi-synthetic fiber.
I use the psyllium husk powder from the Vitamin Shoppe that I mix with water -- I then know it is well dispersed and it contains no additives like other psyllium products. My wife likes and uses the psyllium husk capsules that are the biggest on the market and they work for her but not for me.
All meats, seafoods and dairy products contain No fiber.
I wish you well---Harry
Last edited by Harry; 07-12-2011 at 11:52 AM.