FAQ: How much fibre should I consume each day?



The recommended intake of total dietary fibre is 25 g/day for women and 38 g/day for men. Soluble fibre can lower blood cholesterol levels, while insoluble fibre moves the stool through the colon more quickly, helping bowel movements. In spite of the health benefits of fibre, average intake among Canadians is only about half the recommended amount and about 90% of the U.S. population does not consume enough fibre. Flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fibre. Two tablespoons of flaxseed provides about 4 g of total dietary fibre – a significant amount to boost your daily fibre intake!