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Unformatted text preview: fiber they give some weight to feces which strengthens muscles in the colon and improves discarding of waste from the body. Fiber guidelines from the pediatric community recommend that children age 5 and older should consume about 10 grams of fiber per day. When a child has grown towards adulthood and starts to intake 1500 calories or more then consuming up to 25 grams of fiber per day is acceptable. (Van Horn, PhD, RD, 1996, p.6). The fact that many fruits and vegetables contain dietary fiber was surprising to find out. Thinking about fiber normally creates a picture of whole wheat breads, beans, pastas, and oats. Fiber should be much easier to intake with the variety of tasty choices one has. Fiber Research 3 Reference Van Horn, PhD, RD, L. (1996, December). Fiber, Lipids, and Coronary Heart Disease. American Heart Association, Inc. Retrieved October 25, 2010 from http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/95/12/2701...
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