Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood
March 21, 2019

From Vox:

When we fret about the deterioration of the American diet, we tend to focus on the excessive amounts of sugar, salt, and calories we're now eating.

What we don't talk about: an important ingredient that's gone missing as we've been filling our plates with more chicken and cheese.

Fiber. Only 5% of people in the U.S. meet the Institute of Medicine's recommended daily target of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. That amounts to a population-wide deficiency – what nutritionists call the "fiber gap."

"People are so busy avoiding carbs, they forget that these foods give [them] important dietary components," said nutritionist Julie Jones, of St. Catherine University.

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