4 Easy Ways to Increase the Fiber in Your Family’s Diet

Joe Piscatella, Heart Attack Survivor Institute for Health & Fitness

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The question is: How much fiber do kids need? The general recommendation is that at minimum, children should get their age plus five grams of fiber per day. For example, a 7 year-old should get 12 grams (7+5) of fiber each day. Good sources of fiber include grains and whole grain products, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, nuts and seeds.

Increasing fiber in your child’s diet is not as hard as it may seem. Here are a few easy ways to increase fiber in your child’s diet:

How have you increased fiber in your child’s diet?

Joe Piscatella knows the science of healthy living and, more importantly, understands the practical application of that science. He underwent coronary bypass surgery at age 32 and has successfully managed heart disease for more than 35 years. Joe brings a practical perspective to his heart healthy advice.

He is also the author of 13 best-selling books including “Positive Mind, Healthy Heart!” and “The Healthy Heart Cookbook.” He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs that include CNN, the “Today” show, “Fox News” and “Good Morning America,” and is a “guest expert” on WebMD.

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