Fiber Math on the Fly

Healthy Eating. Man Using Calories Counting App On Smartphone And Having Lunch

There’s no shortage of interest in dietary fiber. We know fiber is good for us, but we also know that most Americans are not getting enough fiber. While the Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommend between 25-38 grams of fiber per day (for adult … Read more

Organic: Good, Not Great

Organic: Good, Not Great

While there certainly remains a number of convincing arguments for buying organic produce – you may be surprised to learn they don’t have to do with nutrition. A review article to be published in the forthcoming issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found that organic fruits and vegetables do not contain … Read more

Food: Too Good to Waste

leftover food

Food is a basic necessity for everyone. From a small child to a grown-up adult, everybody requires nutrition to survive and function properly. Similarly, it is also true that humans never appreciate natural blessings like food. For a planet whose 11% population cannot afford to eat three times daily, we waste approximately … 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

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

A study published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates that those calorie menu boards you see popping up at sit-down chain and fast food restaurants…they might actually be doing more than just making you feel bad about what you’re about to scarf … Read more

Are Healthy Foods More Expensive?

different types of healthy foods on a wooden table

Diet is fundamental for our well-being. A healthy diet helps maintain or improve our overall health and provides the body with essential nutrition. It consists mainly of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish. On the other hand, an unhealthy diet contains lots of processed foods, meats, and refined grains. People generally believe that … Read more

Red Meating Thy Maker

Red Meating Thy Maker

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease-related death, cancer-related death and total death. The study, conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed the consumption patterns of 37,698 men and 83,644 women … 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

Fiberticula – Not So Fast….

Fiberticula – Not So Fast….

A new study to be published in the February issue of the journal Gastroenterology appears to show that the formerly friendly relationship between fiber and diverticular disease prevention has soured. The article – which doesn’t beat around the bush with its austere title, “A High-Fiber Diet Does Not Protect Against Asymptomatic Diverticulosis” … Read more

Peeled Snacks – Packin’ Fiber

Peeled Snacks – Packin’ Fiber

You know the feeling – the, “How did I not know about these/that?!” feeling…right now, Peeled Snacks are my these/that snack! I first read about Peeled Snacks in an Inc. Magazine article blurb entitled “The Small Joys of Family Business”. The next day, I saw them at a Starbuck’s in Hoboken, NJ; … Read more

Kids Now Need Cholesterol Screening

Kids Now Need Cholesterol Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently endorsed the new National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) recommendation to begin screening children for high cholesterol as early as age 9. While the importance of early detection of cardiovascular disease – the number one killer of Americans – cannot be understated, these recommendations do … Read more

Fiber Fights Breast Cancer

Woman in pink sweater with pink ribbon supporting breast cancer awareness campaign

Whether a woman gets it from beans, fruits, vegetables, or grains – dietary fiber has been found to lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer, studies have found. Research  A comprehensive study published by Maryam Farvid and a team from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston studied data from … Read more

Do You Have to be Rich to Eat Right?

It may seem absurd to think about this, but the introduction of modern diets that have shifted the mindsets of people towards positive eating styles has somewhat also increased the price tags of healthy options. Lately, a trend has been observed for diet plans and challenges that require the incorporation of organic … Read more

Potato Eaters Put on Pounds

Potato Eaters Put on Pounds

A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that those who eat more potatoes weigh more than those who don’t. On average, an extra serving of potatoes per day compared to the baseline study population’s intake equated to a 1.69-pound weight gain over four years. Potato chip eaters weighed an … 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