I must admit that I’ve never even questioned the need for fiber. It’s something most people say you need and I’ve frequently supplemented it off and on without question. You need more fiber and varied types of fiber or things are going to suck. The very definition it seemed of conventional and accepted wisdom.
So I have been thinking about this more and more lately on whether or not a lot of this is myth. I must admit it’s not something I’ve looked at deeply myself. Even googling things like is fiber overrated doesn’t bring up a ton of results. I’m sharing an article and some links below. I don’t know much about the guy in it nor the research behind some of his arguments. Like I said even when specifically trying to see arguments against fiber (or perhaps it’s importance you don’t get much).
So let me know what everyone thinks. Is fiber still something magic, maybe even worth supplementing with? If so what types? Konjac root, over the counter easies like a benefiber or Metamucil? Other brands? Get it all from diet? What amounts is everyone shooting for?
Or when looked at more closely is fiber simply something that doesn’t seem to have as much beneficial research as may have been suggested?