carrots

Gastrointestinal Distress

Carrots contain fiber, a necessary part of everyone’s diet. Most Americans do not get enough fiber, consuming around 14 g of fiber per day, The recommended fiber intake varies by sex and weight, but should average around 14 g per day per 1,000 calories consumed, or around 35 g per day if you eat 2,500 calories per day, according to the Colorado State University Extension. While increasing fiber has benefits, increasing it too fast can cause stomach discomfort, including gas and bloating. Suddenly increasing your intake could cause symptoms; increase fiber gradually to avoid GI distress, and increase your fluid intake to 64 oz. per day, the Linus Pauling Institute recommends.