Why broccoli isn't worth the fight with your kids
"Can you eat 10 apples a day? Maybe 2 pounds of Broccoli? I know I can't."
Most Americans consume about 10 to 15 grams of fiber a day.
This is half what the FDA recommends:
- 25g of fiber for females
- 38g of fiber for males
You may have heard people suggest that you eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day to meet this challenge. But how many fruits and vegetables would you have to eat to hit your recommended daily amount of fiber?
I checked the USDA database for nutrition facts and found:
- 100g apples contain 2.4g fiber
- 100g broccoli contain 2.6g fiber
- 100g banana contain 2.6g fiber
- 100g strawberry contain 2g fiber
- 100g kale contain 2.6g fiber
Can you eat 10 apples every day to get your recommended intake of fiber?
Maybe 2 pounds of Broccoli?
So we developed PLANETARIANS - snacks with more fiber than apples.