What Fruits Are Best for Getting More Fiber?


Fiber is essential in the body, as it keeps the gut healthy, prevents or relieves constipation, regulates bowel movements, and reduces risks of colon cancers. Other significant health benefits include lowering blood sugar levels and promoting weight loss. Despite these benefits, the majority of adults and children don’t meet the required daily … Read more

Is There Fiber In Applesauce, And If So, How Much

Applesauce is made by cooking apples with apple cider, fresh apple juice, or water. More acidic apples will make a finer mesh such as sour Bramley apple creates a very fine mesh. For making applesauce, the apples may or may not be peeled. It is inexpensively and widely used in North America … Read more

Learn About the Many Benefits of Pineapples

Pineapple is known widely as a large, sweet and juicy trophic fruit with a tough, spiky skin. Beside its delicious taste; the fruit is packed with a bunch of less-known health benefits. Scroll through and get amazed! Background In the 17th century, European explorers found a spiky fruit in South America and … Read more

Bare Fruit: The Next Best Thing to Fresh Fruit

It’s better to eat your fruit than to drink it. And it’s usually better to eat fresh fruit than canned or dried fruit. But Bare Fruit Crunchy Apple Chips throws this recommendation on its head…because these dried fruit chips are actually as good for you as real, whole apples. Whereas most apple … Read more

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

Hot on the tail of news showing that Americans are living longer but not necessarily better lives, comes a large study from Sweden linking fruit and vegetable intake with overall mortality. The study, published in the August edition of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed over 71,000 Swedish adults for a period … Read more

Apples Atop Dirty Dozen List

Apples top the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) ninth annual “Dirty Dozen” list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that show the highest levels of pesticides for 2013. It is EWG’s recommendation, that when possible, you should avoid conventionally (non-organic) versions of the dirty dozen, instead purchasing and consuming their organic counterparts. … Read more

Snacking: Fruit is First

According to the market research firm NPD and their Snacking in America report, the top 3 snack foods in the US are: Fresh fruit Chocolate Potato chips That’s right people – fresh fruit beat out chocolate and potato chips as the most popular snack in America! More data from the report found … Read more

Finally: a Fiber Report Card

Nutrition screeners are a great way to obtain a quick snapshot of the adequacy of a particular person’s nutrient or dietary intake. They can be used in many settings: for weight loss, education, as part of a larger nutrition assessment, or just for fun to figure out how you stack up to … Read more

Peeled Snacks – Packin’ Fiber

You know the feeling – the, “How did I not know about these/that?!” feeling…right now, Peeled Snacks are my these/that snack! I first read about Peeled Snacks in an Inc. Magazine article blurb entitled “The Small Joys of Family Business”. The next day, I saw them at a Starbuck’s in Hoboken, NJ; … Read more

Kids Now Need Cholesterol Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the new National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) recommendation to begin screening children for high cholesterol as early as age 9. While the importance of early detection of cardiovascular disease – the number one killer of Americans – cannot be understated, these recommendations do … Read more

Fruit Juice Flops

Desk jockeys always be askin’: “What’s the best juice or smoothie to have?” The only thing more annoying than being asked an annoying question is to answer that question with another question: “Why do you think drinking your fruit is healthier than eating it?” If you’re a healthy adult – and particularly … Read more

Pom(pous) Wonderful Takes a Hit

The Federal Trade Commission filed a formal complaint this week charging the makers of PomWonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and a related line of supplements with grossly exaggerating the health benefits of their products. While it is no secret that PomWonderful has been self-funding the “$34 million in medical research” supporting pomegranate health … Read more

High Fiber Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Muffins can be a health-conscious person’s downfall. Portion sizes have ballooned over the years, and it’s not unusual to see a commercial muffin contain over 400 calories. And because you should include some fiber at each meal, a good breakfast means you need a good dose of fiber. If you’re interested in … Read more

Fresh, Frozen, Canned & Dried Fruit: How Does Fiber Content Stack Up?

Trying to increase dietary fiber intake usually means adding more fruit to your diet. As a rule, fruit has more fiber per serving (3-5 grams/serving) than do vegetables (1-3 grams/serving). But what kind of fruit is best if you’re concerned about fiber? When we’re talking about fruit, there are generally four categories … Read more

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