If you are following a gluten free diet you may be lacking in the fiber department. Many gluten free products don’t use whole gluten free grains or they use the ones lower in fiber. We know that fiber is not a nutrient; it passes through our digestive tract untouched. However, it is very important to our health. Eating a diet high in fiber can prevent constipation and certain cancers and help maintain heart and digestive health.
Most of us should aim to consume between 25 and 35 grams of fiber a day. Children should consume their age +5 grams of fiber. So for example, a 6 year old should eat 11 grams of fiber per day. Did you know the average person eats only about half of the recommended amount of fiber each day, 14 grams? We can do better than that!
Use these simple tips to get more fiber into your diet:
Remember to increase your fiber gradually and make sure to add in plenty of fluids when upping your fiber intake!