What does the recommended intake of fibre look like?
February 23, 2017
Dietary fibre provides a whole host of benefits to our health and studies have shown it to prevent against several diseases. In 2015, the Government set new guidelines for the recommended intake of dietary fibre we should consume daily to 30g (previously 18g) for adults.
According to research many people aren't consuming near this figure, so I wanted to show what 30g of fibre looks like in food forms. If you're only consuming 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), that means getting 10g of fibre per meal. Here are a couple of options for each meal where that is easily achievable:
1/2 cup of porridge oats (2g)
with a medium chopped pear (5.5g)
+ spoonful of chia seeds (5.5g) OR 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds (3.8g)