A lot of products have how much fibre per 100g so you can work out how much percentage that is. It is recommended that we consume between 25 - 35 grams of fibre each day. Most people probably don't even eat half of what is recommended. I know I most likely dont. Great sources of fibre are all wholemeal or multigrain products, raw fresh vegetables, fruit(but don't eat more than 2 pieces a day as it has a lot of sugar) prunes,dates and dried figs, nuts and seeds, and beans. Again you are looking at the more natural products. The metamucil that I take each day is actually only 2.4g of fibre!!! If you have 2 slices of multigrain bread you are probably eating around 4 -5 grams of fibre. To be honest, even if say you ate 2 pieces of multigrain toast for breaky, another 2 for lunch, then say wholemeal pasta and vegies for dinner, plus a couple pieces of fruit and a small amount of nuts as snacks, I don't know that you would make it over 20grams for the day! I do know you would be extremely full tho as the higher the fibre, the more full you feel. Maybe we all need to take the all bran challenge!!!! Derryn would love that
. All bran has 12.4 g of fibre for a 3/4 of a cup. Baked beans has 13.2g for a cup. So thats it we all have to have 3/4 cup of all-bran for breaky and a cup of b beans on multigrain toast for lunch......that'll give us around 28 grams or so for the day! You also must take it easy when adding extra fibre to your diet. Otherwise you might spend a lot of time on the toilet!!!! Actually changing to all-bran for breakfast probably isn't a bad idea. But I do think I will have to have some yogurt on it. And I dont know that I could eat more than half a cup cos it tastes like crap!