Dietary fiber can be found only in plant-based foods and it offers many benefits for the body! It has been linked to reducing LDL (“bad” cholesterol), can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers and it’s also associated with lower body weight and a healthier digestive system.
How much fiber does your body need?
To enjoy all the benefits of dietary fiber you should consume 25g per day if you’re a woman, 38g if you’re a man. The interesting (and kinda worrying) thing is that only about 5% of people actually meet this recommendation.
So if you want your poop as happy as this emoji: 💩, you better start fibering that fiber soon! We hope this infographic can help.
High-fiber foods chart
With the help of our high-fiber foods chart poster you’ll be able to reach the recommended daily intake (RDI) of dietary fiber, whether you’re following a plant-based diet or not.