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Recommended fibre intake

How much fibre do you need?

Women aged 14 to 50 years need 25 grams of fibre daily, while pregnant and breastfeeding women need 29 grams per day. Women over 50 years of age need 21 grams daily.

Following Canada's Food Guide will help you meet these recommendations. One serving of vegetables and fruit is 1⁄2 cup of fresh, frozen or canned or 1 medium vegetable or fruit. One serving of Grain Products is 1 slice of whole grain bread, 1⁄2 cup of brown rice or pasta, or 30 grams of cold cereal.

How many servings per day does Canada's Food Guide recommend?

Ages 19 to 50

Over 50

Vegetables and fruit 7 to 8 7
Grain products 6 to 7 6