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 … Read more

Top Reasons for You to Fall in Love with Fiber

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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 … 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 … 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 … Read more

Can Whole Grain Intake Reduce Mortality Rate?

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According to 2015 research, consuming a high amount of whole grain is linked to a lower risk of premature death. This is because whole grain lowers the risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes (Mellitus), major chronic diseases, and cardiovascular disease. This in turn reduces the number of people who pass away … Read more

Fiber Food Additive to Fight Appetite

Fiber Food Additive to Fight Appetite

Every fiber fan knows that fiber makes you feel full. But there comes a point when you can only rationalize so much roughage! Well – lucky for you, scientists in the United Kingdom have isolated a food additive that promotes satiety, and its name is proponiate. A small study published in the … Read more

Fiber Helps You Live Longer

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Fibers are edible carbohydrates that remain undigested in the human body, i.e., they cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes. Dietary fiber or roughage is plant-derived, such as cereals, nuts, lentils, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Fibers are divided into three types, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, and resistant starch. It is important to … Read more

Breathe Easier: Fiber May Ward off Asthma

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If you have asthma or know someone around you with this condition, you probably have an idea that it is not fully curable. Usually, the use of an inhaler and different medications is advised to the people who have asthma as an attempt to relieve their symptoms. However, besides medication and taking … Read more

Fiber: The Key to a Healthy Heart

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Most of us understand the function of fiber in controlling problems like constipation. But the benefits of fiber do not limit to gut functions. Instead, a little fiber in your diet can do wonders for your overall health as well. And while it might sound like a lot, a bump in your … Read more

Fiber Report Card: We’re Failing

Fiber Report Card: We’re Failing

A sizable study recently showed just how little fiber Americans are eating…and just how bad that might be for us. Dr. Cheryl R. Clark of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School recently analyzed national-level consumption data from 1999-2010. In her report, published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr. … Read more

Can Kiwis Cure Depression?

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The human body requires an enhanced intake of fruits and vegetables for specific dietary nutrients such as essential fatty acids, minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. These are said to be associated with improved physiological and psychological well-being. The deficiency of crucial micronutrients might disturb the normal functioning of the body and manipulate … Read more