Posted 1/2/2013 8:54 PM (GMT -7)
Insoluble fiber is that which does not break down and passes relatively intact through the digestive system. From WebMD: "Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pass through the gastrointestinal tract relatively intact, and speed up the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fibers are mainly found in whole grains and vegetables.
Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins."
So if you are eating any of the things listed above, then yes you might see them in your stool. I have passed entire slices of mushrooms before. Your doctor's advice to chew your food better is good.
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