Most Americans are trying to consume more fiber these days. Unfortunately, nine out of 10 Americans fall short of the daily recommended fiber intake. The average American eats only half the daily recommended amount of fiber, which is 30-40 grams of fiber/day depending on your age. Most Americans average only 14 grams of fiber/day. There are many health benefits to getting your daily dose of fiber including lowering your cholesterol, providing a feeling of fullness and adding healthy bacteria to your gut.