The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend to “Enjoy grain (cereal) foods, mostly whole grain and/or high cereal fibre varieties” and to “Enjoy plenty of vegetables, including different types and colours, and legumes/beans, and enjoy fruit”. These recommendations are useful, because they help you to choose food rich in fibre, to help meet your dietary fibre intake goals.
For actual fibre intake recommendations, see the table below. Unfortunately, these actual fibre recommendations in grams don’t help you understand which foods to eat to get the good fibres into your diet, nor how much of the different fibre types needed for optimal gut health. Therefore, choose foods broadly, and choose those you know contribute a mix of the different fibre types, such as Barley+, cooled potatoes and firm bananas. You should also aim to follow the recommendations outlined in The Australian Dietary Guidelines, as above.
Luckily, Barley+ provides a valuable mix of dietary fibre types all together in the one whole grain, and Barley+ can also contribute significantly to your total daily dietary fibre intake. Barley+ Muesli provides ~13.4 g total fibre/serve and a Barley+ Muesli Bar provides ~8.9 g total fibre/serve. In this way, Barley+ makes it easier to reach our daily fibre intake needs.
*Ref: Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes. National Health and Medical Research Council 2006 < https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/n35-n36-n37 > Last accessed 05/06/2017.