Harvard Men's Health Watch

How to sneak in more dietary fiber

A fiber-rich diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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Meeting fiber goals improves overall nutrition and helps with regularity, even without dramatic dietary changes.

The average American man gets about 15 grams of fiber a day from his diet, but health experts say he should get more like 30 to 35. That's because higher-fiber diets are associated with better overall nutrition and lower risk for heart disease and colon cancer. Fiber also helps keep you regular.

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