- October 1st, 2014
From the juicy Bartlett to the sweet and spicy Seckel, pears provide a good source of fiber (especially if you eat the skin along with the flesh), potassium, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.
- April 1st, 2014
On the lower slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru grows a tuber nicknamed “the apple of the earth.” A staple of the Peruvian diet for thousands of years, yacón has a tremendous list of benefits: It is low in calories, has a low glycemic index, and provides a rich supply of inulin, an important prebiotic fiber.A look at the many benefits of yacónBy Adam Swenson
- February 1st, 2014
Most people know that the dietary choices we make play a huge role in heart health. Eating the right foods can dilate your arteries, reduce inflammation, prevent clotting, and promote circulation. What is less well known is the role of fiber in heart health.The unsung hero in heart healthBy Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FAAFP, FACN, CNS
- November 1st, 2013
If you want to show yourself a nutritionally enlightened trendsetter this year, consider either replacing or supplementing the mashed potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes.
- July 1st, 2013
Though juicing is gaining ground culturally, it’s not widely recommended within the medical and surgical weight-loss community.
- May 1st, 2013
A high-fiber diet may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease. The rate of prostate cancer in Asian cultures is similar to the rate in Western cultures. In the West, however, prostate cancer tends to progress, whereas in Asian cultures it does not. Why? The answer may be a high-fiber diet.
- March 1st, 2013
A high-fiber diet may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease.
- November 1st, 2012
At one point in the not-so-distant past, many of us were clueless when it came to the importance of fiber. Now, people are generally more privy to its true worth.Recent buzz tells us that fiber keeps us heart-healthy and (ahem), "regular," but just exactly why is fiber so critical?By Keri Glassman
- March 1st, 2012
Fiber isn’t around like it used to be. Fruits and vegetables used to be staples in the American diet. Now, processed foods have taken over every meal, from preservative-laden canned foods and microwavable items to orange puffs covered in powdered cheese. Instead of low sugar and high fiber, the situation has been reversed. And it’s wreaking havoc on your body.Feel fresh, feel full, and feel great with fiber.by Amy Vergin
- February 16th, 2012
Often you are too busy in the morning to prepare a large breakfast, so you are forced to either scarf down a bowl of cereal, eat a sugar-packed pastry, or skip breakfast altogether.Jump start your metabolism in the AM for a fresh start.