The daily recommended fiber intake for men and women over the age of 50 is 38 grams and 25 grams, respectively. But those are just numbers. How can you tell how much fiber you're eating?
Fiber is an integral part of a healthy diet as it plays a role in many bodily functions. If you think you may not be getting the recommended amount, watch out for these five signs indicating that your body needs more fiber.
5 signs you need more fiber
Your poop is a different shape: Even if you're having regular bowel movements, a poop that looks like pellets (think of a bunny) or is hard is an indication that you need more fiber. Ideally, you want to look for a C-shape or long log shape when it comes to normal poop.
You're still hungry even after you've eaten: Just finished a meal, but already hungry for more? Fiber takes up space within the digestive tract, making you feel full. If you're not eating enough fiber, you can be left feeling hungry and unsatisfied.