Getting more fiber: You can do it

If you're not getting enough fiber, you're not alone. The average American only consumes about 10 to 15 grams of fiber per day. That's well below what the USDA recommends. Men should be getting 38 grams per day, while women should be eating 25 grams of fiber. The targets are slightly lower for those over the age of 50 (30 grams for men and 21 grams for women).

How to get more fiber

One obvious way to get more fiber is to change what you eat. Here are some quick tips:

  • Consume beans and lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds
  • Switch from refined white bread to whole-grain breads and cereals. The more refined or processed a food becomes, the less fiber it contains.
  • Try to eat whole fruits instead of juice. For instance, one orange has 6 times more fiber than a 4-ounce glass of orange juice.
  • Read the nutrition information labels of packaged foods and try to choose foods with the highest dietary fiber. Foods high in fiber generally have a 20% or greater Percent Daily Value.

Fiber can also be increased by taking fiber supplements. The benefits of fiber supplements are convenience and the ability to add fiber to your daily diet.

Phillips'® offers a line of convenient, great-tasting fiber supplements. They're a good source of fiber that can help you meet your daily fiber intake to help support regularity.†*

Phillips'® Fiber Good® Gummies
Phillips'® Fiber Good® Gummies plus Energy Support*
Phillips'® Fiber Good® Gummies plus Metabolism Support*

Go slow

However you choose to add fiber, it's important to add it slowly to your diet to avoid side effects such as gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps. It's also important to drink plenty of fluids, at least 8 glasses a day, as this can help your body get the benefits of fiber.

 

Two gummies taken twice per day helps you get the daily fiber you may need to help support regularity.

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