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Oats - 1 cup

Calories 606.84
Dietary Fiber 16.54
As a general rule of thumb, the Institue of Medicine of the National Academies recommends that children and adults consume 14 grams. of dietary fiber for every 1,000 calories of food eaten. Given the summary dietary fiber and calorie information presented above, there would be about 27.25 grams of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories of Oats.

So, based on this information, can we consider Oats to be a high fiber food? The answer is Yes.


The following table summarizes recommended Fiber intake amounts by age and gender.

Age (years) Average daily
calories
Fiber intake
(grams)
Dietary Fiber - Oats - 1 cup Percent of Daily
Recommended
Fiber Intake
Children
1-3 1,404 19 16.54 g 87.03 %
4-8 1,789 25 16.54 g 66.14 %
Boys and Men
9-13 2,265 31 16.54 g 53.34 %
14-18 2,840 38 16.54 g 43.52 %
19-30 2,818 38 16.54 g 43.52 %
31-50 2,554 38 16.54 g 43.52 %
51-70 2,162 30 16.54 g 55.12 %
70+ 1,821 30 16.54 g 55.12 %
Girls and Women
9-13 1,910 26 16.54 g 63.60 %
14-18 1,901 26 16.54 g 63.60 %
19-30 1,791 25 16.54 g 66.14 %
31-50 1,694 25 16.54 g 66.14 %
51-70 1,536 21 16.54 g 78.74 %
70+ 1,381 21 16.54 g 78.74 %



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