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dstewart414
06-01-2005, 04:41 PM
I'm 5'10", 180 lbs, and 15% body fat, 17 y/o

How much fiber should I take in per day?

jamieo
06-01-2005, 05:04 PM
25-30 grams of fiber per day is the average amount most people need. Some neeed more than others and some may need less. I try to get around 40 grams per day.

If you are not getting very much fiber, don't increase it drastically over a short period of time. Do it gradually over a week or so. Some good sources are cereals like All Bran, whole grain breads, brown rice, beans/lentils, and oats. Of course fresh vegetables and fruits are good sources also.

sawastea
06-02-2005, 06:04 AM
Shoot for at least 35 grams daily. I normally get in 50-70 grams.

La Tortilla Factory (http://www.latortillafactory.com)

They sell whole wheat, high fiber tortillas. These bad boys rock.

Plyersway
06-02-2005, 08:39 AM
AHA reccomends 25-30 grams of fiber a day.

Cold_As_Ice
06-02-2005, 10:09 AM
~40g here. Make sure to balance insoluble and soluble sources properly, as well.