- Fiber is often missing from our diets, and while the recommended daily intake is 25-35 grams per day from food.
- Most US adults eat on average 15 grams per day.
- Aim for 40 grams of fiber per day (adding a soluble fiber supplement is an option to help reach this goal), starting with 10+ grams at breakfast.
- A high fiber strategy will help inform your food choices throughout the day.
- The dietary fiber and water found in plants (fruits, veggies and whole grains) will provide a large volume of food for a lower caloric content. That plus healthy fats will fill you up, keep you satiated and feeling energized from meal to meal and during physical activity.
- 'Real food' diets high in fiber have been proven to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and control good sugar naturally.
Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Yepuri is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and a Member of the Board of Directors of Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT). He also holds several senior leadership positions in organized medicine, healthcare accreditation organizations, hospitals and other healthcare industry organizations.
Dr. Yepuri could be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org