The recommended daily dietary fiber intake

June 1, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

Dietary fibers are very important for the good functioning of your body. Like every type of nutrient there is a daily recommended quantity if dietary fibers you should eat. You cannot get your daily recommended portion of dietary fibers by eating unhealthy. Only healthy food contains dietary fibers usually.

Dietary fibers are components found in different foods. They have an essential role in maintaining your body healthy. Dietary fibers are only found in vegetal foods like whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, peas, seeds. Animal food products don’t contain any fibers (meat, cheese, eggs).

Dietary fibers are found in different quantities in fruits, vegetables and cereals. For example a half plate of boiled carrots contains twice as much fibers than the same quantity of spinach. One slice of bread contains about 1 gram of fibers, a banana has 2 grams of fibers, an apple or 100 grams of peas have 4 grams of fibers, one glass of dried plums contains 11 grams of fibers while 3 fresh carrots will give you 6 grams of dietary fibers. Cereals contain the biggest quantity of dietary fibers. Just one portion of whole grain cereals contains up to 12 grams of dietary fibers.


You need to eat at least 25 grams of dietary fibers daily. The recommended daily fiber intake should be of 25 to 35 grams of dietary fibers per day. That is like 2 good portions of whole grain cereals for the minimum daily recommended quantity of dietary fibers.

If you are on a diet I have great news. Dietary fibers are essential in the weight loss process and especially in the weigh maintenance process. Dietary fibers create the feeling of satiety and don’t increase the daily caloric intake. Imagine feeling full without risking getting fat. Eat more cereals, fruits and vegetables and you will achieve the body of your dreams in no time.

Find out What are food fibers and why fibers are important for a healthy diet and What foods contain dietary fibers and their benefits.

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