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Do you get your fiber in?

Fiber is an important component of a healthy diet.

While many organizations recommend 25 - 40 grams for the general public, a higher intake level is more useful for disease prevention and regression. Similar to most disease regression programs, we like to recommend a minimum of 50 grams of fiber per day.

The problem for most people is compliance, and therefore the lower level is often set to allow more people to follow a guideline without feeling overwhelmed or "defeated".

Fiber is abundantly found in grains, fruits, beans, and vegetables.

A half-cup of: acorn squash has 4.5 grams, lentils have 7.8 grams, garbanzo beans 6.2 grams, rolled oats 4.2 grams. An average baked potato has 4.8 grams.

Do you get your daily fiber recommendation in?
Written by Dr. Sternlicht for www.jeffshealthclub.com on 3.25.06