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How Much Fiber Per Day; for Children, Adults, and Beyond!

 

How Much Fiber Per Day?

 

Age Range (Years)Daily Fiber Intake (Grams) For MalesDaily Fiber Intake (Grams) For Females
1-31919
4-82525
9-133125
14-183825
18-503825
50 and Older3021

For a more visually appealing chart keep scrolling down the page, as the infographic is a good way to remember how much fiber you need per day.

No matter your age you need to be getting more fiber into your diet. Eating high fiber foods is a great way to do this! For some of the best fiber rich foods be sure to check out my other articles in the Fiber Focus Friday section of my site.

You can also take fiber supplements, but I definitely recommend going the natural way first.

Wherever you may fall in your fiber requirements, the key is to make sure to get enough fiber (which can be tricky at first), and to make sure your body is reacting appropriately.

Please use the information found here as a solid guideline, but listen to your body above all else, and pace yourself. There is no need to jump up to your daily fiber requirements right away. The key is to begin to eat the right high fiber foods and begin to natural meet your fiber needs.

In general, if you are between the ages of 14 and 50 all you need to do is remember the simple phrase below-

Men 38, women 25

Men need to shoot for about 38 grams of fiber per day, and women need to aim for about 25. Women need less on average than men because their calorie requirements are much lower.

Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?

There are side effects to Getting Too Much Fiber, but for the most part you are better off erring on the side of getting too much than not enough. Most people do not get enough fiber each day. In fact, the average american only gets about 15 grams per day.

It is clear that learning about how much fiber per day is indeed important and is quite necessary to living a healthy life. It is something you should begin striving for today!

Below you will find the promised infographic that will help you easily remember how much fiber per day you need. Further on in this article I discuss how much fiber children, older people, and even dogs need per day.

 

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