Poop is a part of life, so why are we so “hush hush” about our bowel movements? If sharing poop sagas were the norm, we’d realize that bathroom issues are more common than we think. Many ask, "what's wrong with my poop"? And we have a key answer.
Fiber seems so simple. In fact, ask almost anyone above the age of 12 what fiber is, and at the very least, they will know it has something to do with food. However, most nutrition and medical professionals cannot explain the nuances of fiber. Our collective lack of specificity around fiber means we aren’t using it to its fullest to optimize our health, including in the supplement form. This lack of understanding may be sabotaging health goals, instead.
Read on to untangle five common misconceptions about fiber supplements and clear up the role of fiber plays in nutrition and overall well being.