What is the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber?

Dr. Paulson talks about the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber

1858356191Fiber. It’s chief among the recommendations to prevent colon cancer.

But not many people know much about it, aside from the fact that they supposedly need more.

There are a lot of different kinds of fiber supplements available, if you are unwilling or unable to consume it in natural sources.

In this video, Dr. Paulson talks about the differences between two common types of fiber.

Video Transcript

Heather Paulson ND, FABNO:  Let’s talk about the different types of fiber that there are. 

There is insoluble and soluble fiber. 

Soluble fiber is generally use to absorb liquid, so it’s great for people who are experiencing loose bowel movement and it actually helps absorb the liquid, so sometimes I will recommend that to my patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and having discomfort in their bowels.  Then we have insoluble fiber which means that cannot be broken down in water and insoluble fiber would be things like the peels of your vegetables and your fruits, so there are different types of fiber that are available.

Heather Paulson, ND FABNO
A member of the Arizona Natural Health Center Cancer Care team and a highly trained Naturopathic Oncologist and Fellow to the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, Dr. Heather Paulson focuses on helping people diagnosed with cancer bring their bodies back to a natural state of wellness.


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