Shirataki Noodles, Glucomannan and Konjac Fiber Examined

Shirataki Noodles, Glucomannan and Konjac Fiber Examined

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “Noodling Your Way to Weight Loss” that looked at the potential health benefits of konjac fiber, a primary ingredient in Asian Shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles are very low calorie, almost carbohydrate-free gummy noodles composed mostly of water and glucomannan (another name for konjac … Read more

Duncan Hines 100% Whole Grain Muffin Mixes

Duncan Hines 100% Whole Grain Muffin Mixes

Fresh for the New Year comes an innovative integration of fiber in foods you love – even if you aren’t so certain it should be there. Duncan Hines has released a line of 100% Whole Grain Muffin Mixes. While it looks like the manufacturer has gone out of its way to ensure … Read more

Great Marketing for Crappy Kids’ Cereal Draws Fire

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This week, Washington, DC-based Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report analyzing the nutritional quality of foods marketed to children on Nickelodeon. The report is a follow-up to CSPI’s 2005 report and Guidelines for Responsible Food Marketing to Children. The report found that 80% of Nickelodeon food commercials are … Read more

Fiber Bomb! Mission 10″ Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas

Fiber Bomb! Mission 10″ Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas

Mission’s burrito-sized carb balance whole wheat tortillas pack an incredible fiber punch! Weighing in with 21 grams of dietary fiber (84% of your daily value), these monsters are unusual given their relatively normal 10-inch serving size with 200 calories. But, the high fiber content is not a function of any ingredient that … Read more

Whole Grain Stamp of Confusion?

Whole Grain Stamp of Confusion?

The Whole Grain Stamp is a product of the Whole Grains Council, which itself is a consortium of food industry, scientists and chefs founded by Oldways, the non-profit food-issues think tank based in Boston, MA. The Whole Grains Council’s mission is to: Help consumers find whole grain foods and understand their health … Read more

Oroweat Sandwich Thins

Oroweat Sandwich Thins

Looking for a high fiber enclosure for your favorite burger or sandwich? The new Sandwich Thins from Oroweat® are a great low-calorie, high-fiber alternative to bulky, bread-y hamburger buns. Each sandwich thin has 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Whole wheat flour is the first ingredient – but the additional fiber … Read more