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How much fiber do I need in a day?

How much fiber do I need in a day?

Eat 14 grams of fiber per every 1000 calories.

  • If you consume 1600 calories, eat 22 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 1800 calories, eat 25 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 2000 calories, eat 28 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 2200 calories, eat 31 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 2400 calories, eat 34 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 2600 calories, eat 36 grams of fiber per day.
  • If you consume 2800 calories, eat 39 grams of fiber per day.

On average, Americans only get 15 grams of fiber per day.
How much do you get?

What foods have fiber in them?
Top 5 rules for increasing fiber

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.




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