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What veg to add for better stools during meat and tuber diet?

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Created January 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I'm currently two weeks into my elimination diet; eating pretty much only meat and sweet potatoes. I feel okay but I hoped to feel better to be honest. My stools aren't what they're supposed to be. Not terrible, but it was better when I was eating more greens.

I wonder what veggies I can add to my diet to help improve my stools. Except for FODMAPs and nightshades?

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on January 15, 2012
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We need both types (variety is good when you're an omnivore), we just don't need it in quite the quantities that the standard diets insist we need (unless you're planning a colon cleansing). What we need is even more variety in our intestinal flora to deal with this stuff: http://boingboing.net/2010/08/04/westerners-gut-micro.html http://boingboing.net/2010/04/08/japanese-people-have.html

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on January 15, 2012
at 04:01 AM

I have never heard of fiber forming a gel like substance. I always thought it scratched up the mucous membrane and absorbed water to bulk up the bolus.

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on January 14, 2012
at 07:32 PM

You need both soluble and insoluble fiber for good poops. Soluble is the kind in tubers and grains that dissolves to a gel-like substance to create smooth poops. What about spinach? It contains both types of fibre and I think it helps clean me out. And it's not gassy like kale and other greens. Plus it shrinks so much when cooked, you can easily eat a large quantity.

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on January 14, 2012
at 07:18 PM

Are probiotics allowed? Home-made yogurt and water kefir definitely have a very nice effect on my stools.

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on January 14, 2012
at 07:24 PM

You're looking for stuff high in insoluble fiber (insoluble fiber scrubs your guts, soluble scrubs your arteries), which is usually cellulose. Celery, pretty much the whole cabbage family (but on the FODMAP list), bitter leafy greens, bell peppers (FODMAP), peeled cucumbers (cucumber skin causes a lot of people to burp), fresh sprouts. Edible grasses and grass like plants would also count (don't know how gluten-intolerant respond to wheatgrass drinks), but would give you a chance to enjoy more lemongrass.

High insoluble fiber: http://www.helpforibs.com/diet/fiber2.asp

And FODMAP list: http://www.primal-palate.com/2011/07/reflecting-on-year-of-paleo-what-fk-is.html

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on January 15, 2012
at 04:01 AM

I have never heard of fiber forming a gel like substance. I always thought it scratched up the mucous membrane and absorbed water to bulk up the bolus.

Medium avatar

(2923)

on January 15, 2012
at 09:12 AM

We need both types (variety is good when you're an omnivore), we just don't need it in quite the quantities that the standard diets insist we need (unless you're planning a colon cleansing). What we need is even more variety in our intestinal flora to deal with this stuff: http://boingboing.net/2010/08/04/westerners-gut-micro.html http://boingboing.net/2010/04/08/japanese-people-have.html

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on January 14, 2012
at 07:32 PM

You need both soluble and insoluble fiber for good poops. Soluble is the kind in tubers and grains that dissolves to a gel-like substance to create smooth poops. What about spinach? It contains both types of fibre and I think it helps clean me out. And it's not gassy like kale and other greens. Plus it shrinks so much when cooked, you can easily eat a large quantity.

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on January 14, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Try some spinach. Or rather, a lot of spinach. It's higher in magnesium, which helps your bowls get relaxed. And drink plenty of water.

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on February 09, 2012
at 10:06 PM

greens, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, raddichio, escarole...... okra baked carrots, caualiflower, parsnips,

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