According to Dietary Guidelines issued by the USDA, adults should aim to for a daily fiber intake of at least 14 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed, setting a base Daily Value at 25 grams of fiber. (The Institute of Medicine recommends eating even more fiber for maximum health benefits. Think 21-25 grams for women and 30-38 grams for men.) You already know that each Fiber d'Lish bar has 12 grams of fiber, but what does 25 grams of fiber look like in other foods?
How much fiber is in an apple? Each large apple contains about 5 grams of fiber. Make sure to eat the skin!
Is all fiber created equal? Nope. Eating the wrong fiber bar can be self-sabotage, and the leading fiber bar manufacturers don’t deliver on the promise of fiber. Fortunately, at FiberLove, we have the backs of eaters everywhere.
It’s well known that fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Yet, few people know how intensely beneficial fiber can be. For example, did you know that a 2011 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine determined that a high-fiber diet lowers overall risk of early death by 22%, and that the life-prolonging health benefits of fiber are most strongly associated with the fiber found in unprocessed whole grains, rather than in processed fiber.
You know what The Boss says: Everybody’s got a hungry heart. And though we're pretty sure he wasn’t talking about fiber, he might as well have been.
See, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least 25 grams of fiber per day. Why? Soluble fiber has been shown to reduce “bad” cholesterol, thus lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus, insoluble fiber has been associated with both decreased risk of heart disease and slowing the progression of heart disease in high-risk individuals.
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