Fiber Food Log

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Food(Put each food on its own line. Group foods from a meal together and total the fiber for each meal.) | Amount | Total fiber grams | Soluble grams | Insoluble grams | Egg whites, scrambled | 1/2 cup | 0 | 0 | 0 | Bagel thin, whole wheat | 1 item | 5 | 1.4* | 3.6 | Turkey bacon | 2 items | 0 | 0 | 0 | Breakfast totals | | 5 | 1.4 | 3.6 | Lunch foods: | | | | | Bread, white wheat | 2 items | 5.2 | 2 | 3.2 | Sliced turkey breast | 4 slices | 0 | 0 | 0 | Swiss cheese, low fat | 1/4 cup | 0 | 0 | 0 | Mayonnaise with olive oil, reduced fat | 1 tablespoon | 0 | 0 | 0 | Lettuce, romaine | 1/2 cup | 0.5 | 0.20 | 0.30 | Tomato, red, raw, ripe | 1 slice | 0.3 | 0.10 | 0.20 | Lunch totals: | | 6 | 2.3 | 3.7 | Dinner foods | | | | | Linguine, whole wheat | 3/4 cup | 4 | 0.45 | 3.55 | Chicken breast, grilled | 1 cup | 0 | 0 | 0 | Alfredo, sauce | 1/3 cup | 0 | 0 | 0 | Dinner totals: | | 4 | 0.45 | 3.55 | Snack foods: | | | | | Cashews, raw | 1/2 cup | 1.9 | 1 | 0.9 | Snack totals: | | 1.9 | 1 | 0.9 | Daily Totals:(round to whole number) | | 17 | 5 | 12 |

Questions: 1. a. The recommended intake of fiber for adult females is 25 grams. The recommended intake of fiber for adult males is 38 grams.
b. My intake vs recommended intake: 17/25 *100= 68%
2. Insoluble
3. a. A higher intake of soluble fiber helps protect the heart because soluble fibers reduce cholesterol levels. Soluble fibers also do not cause a spike in blood sugar and they also keep you full longer so you do not snack unnecessarily.
b. A higher intake of insoluble fiber keeps you feeling full and it also staves off constipation by keeping your bowel movements regular.
4. a. Oatmeal, 1 cup: 4 grams of fiber Popcorn, 3 cups: 3.5 grams of fiber Almond, 1/4 cup: 2.75 grams of fiber
5. One thing to keep in mind Ms. Smith when…...

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