Too Much Fiber: Signs suggesting you are consuming too much fibre

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Signs of excess fibre consumption

Excess fibre in the diet leads to problems like constipation and stomachache.

Too Much Fiber: Fibre is extremely important for the health of the person. It is one of the essential nutrients that help to stay fit and healthy. It helps to improve the cardiovascular system, metabolic flexibility, gut health and blood pressure. It also stabilises the glucose level in the body. Man needs around 30 to 38 grams of fibre in the daily diet. However, a woman needs around 21 to 25 grams of fibre in the daily diet. It is essential to consume fibre daily. However, using an excess of fibre might also be harmful to the skin. Eating too much fibre might affect the body in a negative way. Let’s discuss why we must not consume excess fibre. (Also read: What are the health benefits of fibre)

Too Much Fiber: Signs which tell that you are consuming too many fibres in your daily diet.

  • Gas and bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Stomachache

Gas and bloating

signs you are eating too much fibre
Too many fibres: Gas and bloating are the signs that you are eating fibre in excess.

Eating too much fibre cause bloating and constipation. This happens because the digestive system is unable to digest too much fibre at one time and this causes bloating as well as gas.

Whatever we eat needs to be digested properly. If you consume too much fibre at one time, then the food passes through the gastrointestinal tract immediately and leads to diarrhoea.

Fibre absorbs water. If you consume fibre in an excess amount then it soaks all the water from the body and leads to the problem of constipation. It thus becomes difficult to pass the stool. (Also read: What Are The Signs Say That Your Body Wants More Fibre)


Too much fibre in the body leads to dehydration.

If you consume fibre in an excess amount and water in a less quantity, it makes your body dehydrated. Thus, one must consume fibre in a moderate amount.

Besides the change in the bowel movement, excess consumption of fibre leads to the problem of stomachache as well. Too much fibre leads to the stomachache as it slows down the process of digestion.

Don’t miss to read: What are the side effects of consuming excess fibre rich food

These are some of the most common problems which occur in the body due to the consumption of too much fibre. You can also read this article in Hindi as well.

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