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What is an example of how much fiber to get for breakfast?

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This sample menu gives you 37 grams of fiber from tasty, familiar foods:

  • Breakfast: One serving of whole-grain bran flake cereal (5 grams of fiber), topped with half a sliced banana (1.5 grams of fiber) and skim milk

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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