Most UK adults aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets, according to recent research. Over 2,000 adults were asked about their fiber intake in a survey conducted by Hovis. The problem isn’t lack of knowledge, as nearly all respondents understood that it’s important to eat fiber daily. However, only 38% of adults said they are doing what they can to consume enough fiber, and only 14% could correctly identify the recommended daily target for fiber intake (30g). Many correctly viewed wholemeal bread as a good source of fiber, but the rise of lower-carb diets has meant a reduction in bread consumption.
- About one in four adults in the UK is unaware of how much fibre they are consuming.
- The rise in popularity of low carb diets means that many adults are not eating bread, which means they are not getting enough fibre.
- Pasta, brown rice, fruits, and vegetables are other good sources of fibre.
“The research shows that the majority (89%) of UK adults say they recognise that eating fibre each day is important, with just 2% saying it doesn’t matter to them.”