Originally Posted by clewis217
I eat about 5 cups of veggies everyday. I usually stick with 30 grams of fiber per day, which is what I heard is the recommended.
30g should probably be considered a minimum rather than an ideal or maximum. Many sources suggest that 50 to 150g is probably optimal (the amount eaten by aboriginal tribes that still follow their ancestral, hunting/fishing/foraging/gardening lifestyle - who tend to be resistant to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases until they adopt a western diet).
100g is pretty hard for modern people though (you're going to spend a lot of time eating and in the bathroom).
More and more 40-50g is being recommended for weight loss.