Cracklin’ Crack Down

Cracklin’ Crack Down

An inquisitive reader wrote to ask about one of her favorite cereals, Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran: “I’m concerned about my fiber intake and I have been eating Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran…is this a good source of fiber?” – Jamie from San Diego Great question Jamie! So, what about this Cracklin’ Oat Bran? … Read more

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are … Read more

Fake Fiber Doesn’t Keep you Full

Happy woman eating cereals for breakfast at home

A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recently took a look at the effect of functional fibers on satiety. They wanted to find out whether or not an increased intake of fiber would result in satiety. Evidence is amassing about the effect of increased fiber … Read more

Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

If you think fat and flour when you think of pizza – think again. I recently tried Flatout Flat Breads as an alternative to pizza crust, thanks in part to a generous sample package sent by Flatouts coupled with a hankering for some healthy pizza. Pizza can be a nutritious delivery vehicle … Read more

Thinking Outside the Bun

Thinking Outside the Bun

Time to lace up your jogging shoes for a run to the border. Taco Bell is getting set to launch its Doritos Locos Tacos on March 8. The taco features Doritos Nacho Cheese tortilla chips masquerading as a crunchy taco shell. Not exactly crazy, as the name implies – but just wild … Read more

Portion Controlled Pasta by Granoro

Portion Controlled Pasta by Granoro

Like any fiber loving carbo-phobe, I enjoy a good pasta. Problem is that the calories in pasta can add up pretty quickly. Enter Granoro brand’s Tagliatelle Verdi. Probably without even trying to, this authentic Italian brand pasta is automatically portion controlled. Each individual ball is 1 oz or roughly 100 calories, making … Read more

Bread’s the Biggest Culprit in US Salt Intake

French Bread

Sodium intake is often discouraged, particularly in higher quantities. Most of our sodium intake is generally because of the cooked food dishes that we consume. Surprisingly, there are a lot of other sources of food as well which contain sodium but we are unaware of them. One such item is the bread … Read more

White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

A new study published in the online edition of Nutrition Reviews concludes that eating up to 50% of your grains from refined grain sources does not significantly increase disease risk. The review article, entitled “Evaluation of the evidence between consumption of refined grains and health outcomes” looked at 135 articles published on … Read more

Uncle Ben: How Can White Rice be Whole Grain?

Uncle Ben: How Can White Rice be Whole Grain?

Uncle Ben – that master of parboiled gummy rice-like starch – released a new product in 2011: Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice. Many people wondered: how can white rice be whole grain? In fact, there were several articles published on a variety of newspapers, blogs, and magazines asking that very question … Read more

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

If you like to bake and are interested in experimenting with some unique, higher fiber flours – check out King Arthur Flours. King Arthur is one of the most well-loved lines of whole wheat flour products. The basics you can get in any grocery store – but for some of the more … Read more

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

If you have traveled or lived anywhere with a British influence, you’ve no doubt come into contact with Weetabix Cereal. It’s a simple, straightforward whole wheat cereal, and only recently available – but not that well-received – in US grocery stores. Here at home, Post Cereals now offers a very similar product, … Read more

Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko

Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko

Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that differs from traditional breadcrumbs in that it is made from bread without crusts. Panko is great for adding to stuffing in stuffed foods (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) or for breading fish or chicken. You can use panko as a casserole topper or to crunch up any dish … Read more

Are You Delusional About Your Diet?

Dieting or good health concept. Young woman trying to choose between apple and donut

Having a balanced diet is vital for the proper functioning of the human body and prevention against several diseases as well. However, today, a lot of people who think that they have a balanced and healthy diet are not necessarily having one. This concept is known as a delusional diet where what … Read more

Fiber as a Blood Pressure Lowering Medication?

Various healthy seeds in heart with stethoscope, healthy diet concept

A study published in this month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that eating 3 servings of whole grains per day can decrease the incidence of heart attack by 15% and stroke by 25%. Research  The study was designed and conducted by researchers from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, College … Read more

Whole Grain Fiber Helps Fight Belly Fat

Fiber Fuels the Battle Against Belly Fat

A new study in this month’s The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that people who eat three or more whole grain servings a day while keeping refined grains to less than one serving per day have 10% less belly fat than those not following this pattern. The study – conducted by … Read more

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Any fiber fanatic can tell you that a whole grain cracker that doesn’t taste like cardboard is a rare find. On a recent Virgin America flight, I came into first contact with Doctor Kracker’s Organic Seeded Spelt Snack Flat – an impressive commercial application of some lesser-used whole grain ingredients. The seeded … Read more