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Vitamins, Nutrients and Minerals Every Man Needs

Fiber

Fiber

Consuming this nutrient can help reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, diverticulitis, and constipation. It also helps maintain your blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and can help with weight loss by keeping you feeling full for longer.

How much you need: Ages 19-50: 38 g/day; age 51+: 30 g/day

Where to get it: Black beans, lentils, peas, bran cereal, fruits, vegetables

Warnings: Introduce fiber into your diet slowly with an increased water intake to avoid gastrointestinal distress.

 

By Angela Hiatt, published July 19, 2011. Angela is a Montana-based freelance writer and social media editor.