How much fibre should I eat a day?

Fibre has been linked with a myriad of health benefits. But the question is: just how much fibre should you and I eat each day in order to maximise those health benefits?

I go into various ways of figuring out your minimum intake in this post, but if you want the TL;DR version: you should be aiming for a minimum of 25 g of fibre a day, and more is better.

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What are the benefits of high fibre foods?

Why should you be eating a high-fibre diet? And what are the benefits of high-fibre foods?

A healthy adult needs around 21 to 38 grams of fibre a day. However, as high-fat and low-carb diets like Keto have taken off, people have stopped paying attention to fibre.

Maybe because there is less money to be made on whole grains and vegetables that there is on fancy high-protein and high-fat snacks? 😉

And yet, the benefits of a high fibre diet are well known! And most people fall far short of the daily recommended allowance. Unfortunately, not eating enough high-fibre foods can lead to wide-range of health problems.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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