Wheaties Fuel: Is More Fiber in Your Cereal Worth that Much More Sugar?

Wheaties Fuel: Is More Fiber in Your Cereal Worth that Much More Sugar?

Wheaties Fuel is a newly formulated breakfast cereal recipe from Wheaties, “co-created with a team of today’s elite champions including Peyton Manning, Albert Pujols, Kevin Garnett…designed for the active individual.” While the attempt at reformulating an old classic is noble – it’s probably unnecessary. From a nutritional standpoint, there are more than … Read more

A High Fiber Cracker – FINALLY!

A High Fiber Cracker – FINALLY!

It is hard to find a good tasting high-fiber cracker. You would think “wheat” or “stone-ground wheat” crackers would naturally be good sources of fiber – but, like most packaged and processed foods, they’re made from enriched and refined white flour, and often have at most 1 gram of fiber per serving. … Read more

Multigrain Pringles – Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing

Multigrain Pringles – Wolves in Sheeps’ Clothing

Pringles potato chips has a new line of Multigrain Pringles that claims to “succeed where many others fail, giving you a multigrain snack that tastes great”. They might taste great – if you like salt and fat – but a good source of whole grains they are not! All three flavors (Truly … Read more

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

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

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Edamame: High Fiber & Perfect Protein

Found mostly in Japanese cuisine, Edamame is actually out of the shell edible soybeans. If you translate the word ‘Edamame’ in English, you will find out that it means ‘beans on branches.’ Edamame is a powerhouse. They are packed with high-fiber, protein, and a moderate amount of calories that make it a … Read more

Mott’s and Other Applesauces

Mott’s Plus Fiber Applesauce

Mott’s Applsauce has a line of snack-sized applesauce cups. Three different flavors are “formulated with important nutrients for which women often don’t meet their daily requirements”: Cranberry Raspberry flavor has 3 grams of dietary fiber Apple flavor provides 10% of the daily value for calcium (100 mg) Pomegranate provides 17 mg of … 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