Despite fiber’s health benefits, most Americans don’t meet daily fiber intake recommendations. In the quest to close this fiber gap, many health professionals recommend choosing whole-grain cereals.
But surprisingly, many whole-grain products don’t provide the fiber you might expect, suggesting that the best advice is to choose whole-grain cereals that are also a good source of fiber (at least 3 grams per serving).
According to a new study that analyzed adults’ fiber intake for two weeks:
The bottom line: Advising consumers to choose whole-grain foods with at least a good source of fiber may help them meet two recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines: “Consume at least half of all grains as whole grains and choose foods that provide more fiber.”3