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Survey Finds Britons Need To Bone Up On Fiber, Nutrition Facts

October 10, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Though a large number of Britons – 75 percent – believe they eat a healthy, balanced diet, a survey for independent baker Warburtons has found that most are fairly ignorant about nutrition, especially when it comes to fiber. The survey found that half British adults say they get enough fiber from the foods they eat, though almost none knew what the recommended daily intake is. Most knew they get fiber from whole grain bread, rice and pasta, but they also believed they get fiber from eggs, chocolate and even beer. The U.K.’s National Health Service recommends daily fiber intake of 18 to 24 grams, but the average Briton consumes only 13 grams.
Giles Sheldrick, "Fibre In Beer? UK Clueless About Diet", Express.co.uk, October 10, 2012, © Northern and Shell Media Publications
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