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How much fiber should you get per day?

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When it comes to getting enough fiber in our diets, most of us fall short. But it's easier than you think to eat the recommended daily intake. For adults 50 and younger you need 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Whole Grains and Fiber.”

Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids."

Slavin, J. , 2008. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

USDA Nutrient Database.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Whole Grains and Fiber.”

Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids."

Slavin, J. , 2008. Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

USDA Nutrient Database.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 01, 2018

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