Top Health Benefits of Common Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris, white beans

As children, we have all been regularly commanded to finish our beans. No matter how odd or ridiculous they looked, or how repulsed we felt, we had to eat them. Ever wondered why our parents were so stubborn about this whole bean affair? Turns out, there is more to it than just wiping our plates … Read more

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

If Diets Don’t Work…What Does?

This weekend the New York Times attacked the topic of “Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet”. The article, written by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt led with, “The problem isn’t willpower. It’s neuroscience. You can’t – and shouldn’t – fight back.” Dr. Aamodt is the author of the forthcoming book “Why Diets Make us Fat” and … Read more

How Fiber Fared in the New Food Label

How Fiber Fared in the New Food Label

After 9 arduous years of deliberations, the FDA finally rolled out the final rule on the new food label last week. In a nutshell, the biggest changes you will notice by 2018 are outlined in the FDA’s infographic: Much of the food label media attention has centered on 3 of the most obvious changes: More … Read more

Buffalo Wing Popcorn

Buffalo Wing Popcorn

Need a last minute Super Bowl snack that will rock your Super Sunday with fiber and fire? Look no further than Buffalo Wing Popcorn. This spicy caramel popcorn from Bon Appetit is the easiest, most delicious way to incorporate that timeless whole grain: popcorn. Popcorn by itself has 4 grams of fiber in 3 cups … Read more

Top Reasons for You to Fall in Love with Fiber

Foods rich in fibers fruits, vegetables and grains

Fiber amongst many other essential compounds is important for your health. There was a time when people thought fiber did not have much significant health value. With the passage of time, several studies were conducted and the evidence regarding fiber and their influence on overall health came to light. One of the key benefits of … Read more

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Greger’s 5:1 Fiber Ratio Rule

Check out the daily videos published by Michael Greger, MD of nutritionfacts.org. Dr. Greger’s entertaining video snippets do an outstanding job of summarizing the vast amount of published nutrition research, delving into what the studies really say (and don’t say) – and saving you a boatload of time by not having to navigate the peer-reviewed … Read more

Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Today is National Sandwich Day; but America’s favorite handheld meal isn’t always the greatest go-to when it comes to nutrition. According to one study, 49% of Americans age 20 and older eat a sandwich every day. And sandwiches account for roughly 1/5 of daily sodium intake. If you stack it wrong, your next sandwich could … Read more

Hot Dogs Take a Hit: Processed Meat & Cancer Risk

Hot Dogs Take a Hit: Processed Meat & Cancer Risk

In an article published in the journal The Lancet, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) deemed processed meat to be “carcinogenic to humans” based on sufficient evidence for colorectal cancer. The working group of 22 experts from 10 countries assessed more than 800 epidemiological studies exploring the link between diet and … Read more

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

If you need yet another reason to get your fiber on – a new study shows cereal fiber can help keep diabetes at bay. A study published in the journal Diabetologia showed that not only does dietary fiber help fight type 2 diabetes risk, but it also helps lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and keeps … Read more

Snack Hacks to Avoid the Fat Trap

a big belly

Forget everything you have heard about the packed snacks. Salt-bomb beef sticks, sugary cookies, and fattening potato chips are not the only snacks wrapped for your comfort and enjoyments. There are a lot of healthy snacks available in the market that not only fulfill your snack craving but are healthy as well. More than 50% … Read more