Slow Change Is Good: Don’t Add Dietary Fiber Too Quickly
A sudden boost in dietary fiber can have explosive results.
According to many nutrition experts, we should be eating between 20 and 35 grams of fiber daily, a target that’s currently being met by only a small fraction of the population.
Since most of us are averaging far less than the recommended daily fiber intake – about 15 grams a day – it means we need to double and, in some cases, even triple the amount of fiber we currently consume.
But if we do this too quickly, there will be some uncomfortable ramifications to contend with: abdominal pain, constipation, bloating and increased flatulence to name a few.
Bottom line: As with so many things in life, slow and easy change is the wisest course.