Fiber is very nutritious and has amazing properties. Fiber is mostly found in plant foods and fruits.
Required intake of fiber for children
The amount of daily fiber required for children two to five years old is 25 grams. On average, children and adolescents only get about 15 grams of fiber per day and should be encouraged to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and starchy and whole-grain foods. According to the available evidence, eating a lot of fiber is associated with reducing the risk of various diseases. Choosing high-fiber foods also makes us feel full and does not overeat, fiber helps in better digestion of food while preventing constipation.
Some of the best sources of fiber for children include:
– Bread and whole grains
– Green Peas
– Legumes (dried beans, peas, lentils, etc.)