Fewer Than One In 10 In U.S. Has Enough Fiber In Daily Diet

Time to eat some fruit.

An analysis of data national health surveys conducted between 2013 and 2018 shows that nine percent of women and five percent of men were getting the recommended daily amount of fiber. Too little fiber is associated with a higher risk of both heart disease and diabetes.

Lead study author, Texas Woman’s University’s Derek Miketinas, says, “These findings should remind people to choose fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables to reduce their risk for heart disease.” (UPI