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Facts about fiber
There is a good chance you don’t get enough fiber. But reaching your daily requirement need not be a challenge.
Do you eat enough fiber? That’s probably not a question you ask yourself, but according to the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most Americans meet only half their daily needs.
The fiber formula is 14 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed. For many men, this is 28 to 34 grams of daily fiber, based on 2,000 and 2,400 calories, respectively. Your specific calorie intake can vary depending on your activity levels. But the more calories you consume, the more fiber you need.
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