Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

Dietary fiber has been shown to aid in cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health, cancer prevention, and weight management. Yet Americans fall short in their consumption of this important nutrient. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends consumption of 20–35 g of dietary fiber/day, but the average American currently eats only 12– 17 g. Since about one-fourth of this is soluble fiber, the average American is only consuming 3–4 g of soluble fiber/day, below the recommended 5–10 g. …

Fig 1_Vitaalbrood bread, sold in the Netherlands, carries a “healthy colon” claim because of its inulin content.

Fig 2—DelightFull Bars, which contain dietary fiber, are marketed to help consumers eat less.

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr