Fruits & Veggies Fight Childhood Constipation

Fruits & Veggies Fight Childhood Constipation

One of the many benefits of a high fiber diet is that – when combined with adequate fluid intake – fiber helps prevent against constipation. This apparently applies to children as well as adults. In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, researchers in Hong Kong found that primary school children who … Read more

Brown Rice Helps Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Brown Rice Helps Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A study published in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that substituting brown rice for white rice can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Harvard and Brigham & Women’s Hospital found that nurses enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses Health Study I and II who had … Read more

Diabetics Cheat Death with Bran

Diabetics Cheat Death with Bran

A study published in the May 25, 2010 issue of Circulation finds that people with diabetes who eat more whole grains are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than are people with diabetes who have low whole grain intakes. The researchers from Harvard and other Boston-area research institutes studied almost 8,000 diabetic women already … Read more

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 fiber). These noodles … 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 for poor nutritional-quality … Read more