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samW 06-18-2013 01:50 PM

Fiber
 
How much fiber a day should I really be getting?

5kgLifter 06-18-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samW (Post 376271)
How much fiber a day should I really be getting?

That's an interesting question...did you know that the amount of fibre we're supposed to eat has been constantly altered but our bodies haven't ;) and children, at a lot lower bodyweight, are encouraged to eat almost as much fibre as an adult, by some...


Somehow, I doubt there is a one-fits all answer, on this one...and for some, more fibre is not a good idea.

LindenGarcia18 06-18-2013 04:46 PM

That's the general consensus is 14-24 grams a day, from a quick search on Google.

Don't know how accurate that is though.

Hope it helped.

angie828 06-18-2013 05:48 PM

I agree with LindenGarcia on this one but then again everyone is different. Some can not handle that much fiber while others can take in more.

brad1224 06-19-2013 03:53 PM

more is def not better...unless you wanna be on the toilet all day!!

SecondsOut 06-19-2013 04:07 PM

i don't pay attention to fiber at the dinner table, but i do pay attention at the supermarket. i buy bread and cereal that are high in fiber, and fruit, vegetables, and beans. i just eat this stuff however often i want, and since each thing is a good source of fiber, i figure it adds up to a good daily amount.

not sure if you want suggestions, but in the past i've also bought flax seed. it goes well with a lot of stuff: cereal, omelets, vegetables, stir fry. just throw in a few pinches into your food. it's supposed to be very high in fiber (also omega-3).

Squatter 06-19-2013 04:25 PM

I think it's about 30 grams per day for adults. Chia seeds are pretty much your best source of fiber. 28 grams of Chia yields about 11 grams of fiber.

Khamo 06-19-2013 05:59 PM



I just take two spoons of chia seeds a day but strawberries are good too :p

SecondsOut 06-19-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Khamo (Post 376758)
strawberries are good too :p

LOL "strawberries...are packed with fiber. how long will it take to get market-fresh strawberries?...time to go mobile."

eggfat 06-26-2013 06:39 PM

I think that it just depends on who you are. My sister has to eat more fiber than most or she gets a blocked intestine, which causes her severe pain. She even takes fiber pills to supplement with.


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