My diet is quite high in fiber, up to 1/4 of my carb intake on somedays. I am just wondering if I count the fiber as calories (even though the body apparently doesn't use it?). I know that, In Canada, they are required to put fiber calories on their food items. So I'm kind of at a loss here... if I'm eating more calories but the fiber CAN store as fat or muscle, then I might be running too high of a surplus.
Does anyone know anything about this?
02-01-2013, 02:43 PM #1
Question about calories (regarding fiber)...
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Fiber can produce a small amount of energy but won't necessarily do so, if any, it's nothing to worry about. Just don't overindulge on fiber (<40g p/d) as excessive fiber intake can prevent mineral absorption.
(fiber might produce short-chain fatty acids, and they can contribute 1,5-2,5 kcal per gram - you're potentially looking at a few dozen extra kcal, just forget about it)
Fiber is highly overrated anyway.
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