Your fiber needs will vary based on your age and gender. However, everybody still needs fiber and, in general, most people aren’t getting enough.
Men age 50 or younger need 35 grams a day; women age 50 or younger need 25 grams a day.
Over age 51, the daily requirement drops a bit; men need 30 grams and women need 20 grams daily.
When you consider that the average American only gets around 15 grams of fiber every day, you probably have some room for improvement, so here are some simple suggestions to help you increase your fiber intake:
Adding high-fiber foods to your diet has another valuable benefit: All those fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and so on are rich in other nutrients beyond fiber. You’ll be boosting your intake of vital nutrients as you boost your fiber!
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