My BM's have been irregular lately. I've started to think it's the flax.
I just bought some ground flax, thinking it would be a great fiber supplement, plus it has protein and omega-3 fat. I've been adding it to protein shakes (about at least 4 tbsp) and adding it to my morning cereal, which already is a oatmeal/flax/other grain combo.
Instead of increasing frequency of my BM's, I now shit like every 2 days and it is solid, like a rock.
Now, I have been very busy, basically living at the coffee shop or library, drinking large amounts of coffee. But I've also been drinking water all day long, maintaining my normal caloric intake, and still working out on schedule.
The purpose of the flax was to keep fiber up, since I'm taking in less fruits and veggies (I'm eating out a lot, and my fruit/veggies are limited to apples, bananas, the veggies in Thai food). But really, my diet is not too different from what it normally is. The only difference is that I'm not cooking some type of vegetable in the evenings.
So is flax seed like 100% soluble fiber???? Is there NO insoluble fiber in it?
I can't find any source that breaks down the fiber into soluble/insoluble. On the package it just says 4g fiber, no breakdown, and nothing on the internet is any different.
I have come to the conclusion that flax is making me shit bricks. Does anybody have a breakdown of the insoluble/soluble ratio?