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    Its not just eating a good fibre it's about eating an all round good diet. Plenty of veggies, fruit, salads, proteins and fibre. The best fibre you can eat is the skins from fruits and veg..i.e jacket pots, baked apple, roast veggies (washed first and roast in skins) ....also cereal and wholemeal and grain bread i.e granary, sesame ...and wholemeal and grain cereals.....plenty of water....and I found a good hot cup of strong tea helps constipation..plus all the foregoing.....best wishes

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      Hi sarahhelle199

      Obviously you are prone to constipation so if I were you I would get gluten free bread....and cereal.....also gluten free rice and pasta from gluten free section in tesco and other supermarkets......try this diet change and if the constipation persists you should go see your gp and tell him/her about the fact you changed your diet and still have constipation...he /she may diagnose IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)..but try your new eating plan for at least a month to see if there is change with your bowel movement.........best wishes...bon appetite....

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    Hi Marielle

    If it is IBS, of which constipation is a symptom, you need to look at the diet sheet on the website for South Manchester Functional Bowel Service, Wythenshawe Hospital; http://www.ibs-care.org/pdfs/diet_sheet.pdf

    You would need to avoid cereal fibre and it is suggested cutting out fruits except bananas to avoid sugars, I think, as well as all but root vegetables to see if they affect the digestive system.

    Gluten free is for coeliac disease and it is soluble fibre that is sustainable.  The inside of the wheat husk, i.e. white flour, is digestable but not the outside, as in wholemeal and brown bread.

    With all best wishes


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