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Five Reasons It’s Important To Have Fiber In Your Diet

You’ve heard it:  Eat some roughage – get some fiber in your diet – fiber will do this, that, and the other thing, too.  Is there any truth to the claims? You bet there is. Dietary fiber, sometimes called roughage or bulk, comes from comes from plants — whole grains, fruit, and vegetables — but […]

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Another Big Reason To Up Your Daily (Soluble) Fiber

Fat is fat.  Right??? Wrong!!!  It turns out that even though most of us hate the way it looks, the fat right under the skin, called subcutaneous fat, isn’t as dangerous as the fat deep in the belly, called visceral fat, that surrounds your organs. A study, published in the journal Obesity, of 1,114 African […]

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How To Figure Out The Carbs On Nutrition Labels

Trying to interpret the carbohydrates on nutrition facts labels can be downright confusing.  There’s a number for total carbohydrates but then there are subheadings for dietary fiber, sugars, and sometimes insoluble fiber, sugar alcohols, and other carbohydrates. What Does Everything Mean? Total Carbohydrate, shown in grams, is first. It gives you the total number of […]

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Is Your Wheat Bread Whole Grain?

Confused?  You’re not alone.  “How do I tell if it’s whole grain?” is a question I get asked all of the time. Whole grains are the place we really fall short.  According to the government’s new dietary guidelines, the average American is getting, on average, only about 15% of the amount that we need. According […]

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Are There Really Strawberries In Special K Red Berries And Nuts In Honey Nut Cheerios?

Cereal, Cereal, And More Cereal Wow!  160 bowls of cereal a year, give or take, is the average American intake.  The most popular:  General Mills’ Cheerios, claiming  12.6% of the breakfast cereal market share. How To Pick A Good Cereal Step #1: check the ingredients and nutrition panel carefully. The very first ingredient should be […]

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An Apple A Day . . .

An Apple A Day . . . Keeps the doctor away!  How often have you heard that – and who said such a thing? It seems to be a variant of a Welsh proverb, published in 1866, equating eating an apple when going to bed and keeping the doctor from earning his bread. What’s So […]

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