How much fiber is recommended?

The American Dietary Reference Intakes* state that an Adequate Intake (AI) of Total Fiber in foods is 38 grams/day for young men and 25 grams/day for young women, based on the intake level observed to protect against coronary heart disease. However, these actual fiber recommendations in grams don’t help you understand which foods to eat to get the important fibers into your diet, nor how much of the different fiber types needed for optimal gut nutrition.

Therefore, choose foods broadly, and choose those you know contribute a mix of the different fiber types, such as Barley+, cooled potatoes, legumes and firm bananas. You should also aim to follow the recommendations outlined in The American Dietary Reference Intakes, as above.

Luckily, Barley+ provides a valuable mix of dietary fiber types all together in the one whole grain, and Barley+ can also contribute significantly to your total daily dietary fiber intake. Barley+ Muesli provides ~17 g total fiber/serve and a Barley+ Muesli Bar provides ~9 g total fiber/serve. In this way, Barley+ makes it easier to reach your daily fiber intake needs.

*Ref: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients) http://nap.edu/10490 Last accessed 06/14/2017.

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