High Fiber Beer?

High Fiber Beer?

With football season in high swing, you’ve no doubt seen the endless commercials for Bud Light Golden Wheat, “an unfiltered wheat brewed with citrus, a hint of coriander and [the ever ambiguous Bud Light claim of] superior drinkability”. But does this focus on wheat mean it’s actually any healthier or higher in fiber than a … Read more

The Reality behind Fiber: Real vs. Fake

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Nutrition is an important part of our well-being and development. It helps us know about nutrients in food, why we need them, and how the body uses them. Knowing the primary facts about nutrients can assist us in taking better care of our health and preventing diseases. There are seven major classes of nutrients. Out … 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

Fiber Fuels the Battle Against Belly Fat

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Slimming down usually means eating less while exercising more. Shortcuts to weight loss just don’t work, and if they did, the changes are only temporary. And excess fat, especially around the waistline, is usually the hardest to shed off. Belly fat, or visceral fat, is more dangerous for the health than subcutaneous fat, which lies … Read more

Bulking up Thanksgiving Dinner

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Fiber is a friend of your gastrointestinal tract. Fiber-rich foods have this scrubbing effect that cleans up your digestive tract and colon, reducing your chance of developing digestive problems. It helps prevent bloating and constipation – something you might have suffered from after consuming a Thanksgiving dinner bonanza. You may not help but get excited … 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 ever appeared in … 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 benefits Help manufacturers … Read more

List of Whole Grains and Not Whole Grains

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Chances are you’ve eaten a lot of grains already, but are you sure that what you’re eating is the healthiest kind? Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, and they are the best type of grain to add to your diet. All types of grains are great sources of complex carbs and … Read more

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber

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We all know how inevitably important a balanced healthy diet is for our overall health. A balanced diet typically involves many nutrients taken in balanced proportions – which also includes the consumption of fiber. Dietary fiber is a plant-based nutrient that passes through our digestive system without being broken down. Dietary fiber is made up … 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 comes compliments of … Read more