The American Institute for Cancer Research states that eating a diet high in fiber can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. For every 10 grams of fiber consumed daily, the risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer is reduced by up to 10 percent.
So, how much fiber should you eat each day?
The daily recommendation for men ages 19 to 50 is 38 grams of fiber per day. For those men over the age of 50, it’s at least 30 grams daily. For women ages 19 to 50, the recommendation is around 30 grams. The daily amount for women over age 50 is as low as 25 grams.
Doesn't seem like much, right? Yet, American adults average only 15.7 to 17 grams of fiber per day. continue reading ...