The F-Word…FIBER we’re not getting enough of it according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020. Fiber is noted as a nutrient of concern. On average, American adults eat 10 to 15 grams of total fiber per day, while the recommended daily amount for adults up to age 50 is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
Though it may not sound glamorous, fiber is a nutrient with a host of health benefits. From weight loss to preventing chronic disease, fiber does much more than keep you regular.
Getting fiber is easier than you may think. Some of your favorite foods can help meet your daily requirement – like eating a whole-grain bread with almond butter and banana slices. Here are some other ways to slowly increase your fiber:
- Have a serving of vegetables with breakfast
- Swap refined grains for whole grains
- Snack on nuts and seeds
Keep reading for your daily fiber CHEAT SHEET!