Is there an actual amount of dietary fiber that the average person needs per day? Or a grams per pound type of formula?
I mean, if you're not having any problems with "regularity" then why worry, right? What else does fiber do in your body?
Just curious, because SparkPeople (where I track my food) recommends an amount that's higher than what I tend to actually eat... and I was wondering if I should work harder to meet that fiber recommendation, or just not worry about it.
I imagine it's a lot easier to hit the "recommended" amount if you're eating lots of "healthy whole grains."