I'm trying to manage my IBS-C and I eat mostly fiber. I don't eat any animal products at all and most of my diet is fiber based. When I have certain high fiber foods, I don't seem to digest them well. It's as if my body hasn't digested properly but is trying to force a bowel movement. I've read about the differences between insoluble and soluble fiber and it seems to be the reaction to foods I can recognise as insoluble, which makes sense from what I've read.
I know it's different for every person but I'm trying to increase soluble fiber and I'm struggling because a lot of the information online is contradictory. For instance one website will tell me lentils and beans are more of a soluble fiber source whereas another will tell me the opposite.
From what I've read it seems to be more starchy foods and root veg that are soluble. But most fruits and vegetables generally seem to be high in insoluble. I want some staples to just base my meals around. I'm trying to have oats more and I'm making myself a bit sick of sweet potatoes, but they seem to help.
Does anybody know a good, clear source of information?
Thanks if anyone reads this and I hope you're all keeping well