Dietary Fiber: What’s all the fuss about

I’m sure you heard it before, “add more fiber to your diet.”  But why is this so important?


How to add fiber to your diet

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Whole-grain products
  • Beans and legumes

Suggested intake

Age 50 or youngerAge 51 or older
Men38 grams30 grams
Women25 grams21 grams
Institute of Medicine

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