Fiber, a type of carbohydrate found mostly in plant-based foods, is a key nutrient for regulating and supporting many of the body’s important processes. Fiber not only supports digestive health and bowel regularity, but also helps to maintain heart health through regulating blood sugar and cholesterol levels and achieving a healthy weight.
The Institute of Medicine recommends a minimum of 25 grams of fiber per day for women and 35 grams per day for men – yet the average American consumes a meager 15 grams of fiber per day.
Here are 6 super-simple ways to eat more fiber every day:
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