What’s Your Fiber Number?

A published study reports 25 grams of fiber can spur weight loss and shrink 50% more belly fat. Here's how much that would take...

Got fiber? How much is the question.   While some is better than none, according to studies we need anywhere from 10 to 25 grams of of fiber to get the max benefit.  WebMD suggests 10 grams a day is beneficial.  A Woman’s Day nutrition editor says 25 grams is needed for the max benefit.  A published study reports 25 grams can spur weight loss and shrink 50% more belly fat.   To get that into your diet, here’s an example of what you would need to eat: 100 grams uncooked whole grains, 1 cup of cooked beans, 2-3 servings of fruits, 200 grams broccoli, ½ cup of leafy greens like kale or spinach, 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds or 1/2 cup of mixed nuts.   They say to start by adding 3 grams daily until you reach your goal of 25.   But beware! That much fiber can cause bloating and gas.   For that take a delayed release peppermint oil capsule 30 minutes before each meal.  There is also a daily fiber app now available to help you get more fiber in your diets.