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

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 … Read more

How To Keep Halloween Healthy?

A halloween Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is that time of the year when everyone even the adults want to let loose. However, adults aside it is the kids that need to be dealt with. With treats of every kind laying around the house, there is no doubt that the taste buds will want to have a piece … Read more

Smart Food Resolutions

Smart Food Resolutions

If you’re like more than 40% of Americans, chances are you’re going to be making at least one New Year’s resolution soon. But did you know that only 8% of New Year’s resolutions actually succeed? Here are some simple tips for making your Smart Food Resolutions STICK this New Year: Plan Ahead … Read more

Fiber: The Key to a Healthy Heart

fruit salad in a heart-shaped bowl

Most of us understand the function of fiber in controlling problems like constipation. But the benefits of fiber do not limit to the gut functions only. 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 … 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

The 10:1 Ratio for Choosing Whole Grains

The 10:1 Ratio for Choosing Whole Grains

Even whole-grain gurus have a tough time deciphering front of package whole-grain claims. With 34,000 new whole grain products introduced in 2012 (compared to just 264 in 2001), it has become increasingly difficult to determine just how different “made with whole grain” really is from “100% whole grain”. Now, from the Harvard … Read more

How Does Fiber Reduce Risk of Stroke?

Fiber-rich breakfast

For centuries, fiber has been considered an important substance found in fruits and vegetables. To begin with, our digestive system relies on fibers to keep it running normally and preventing problems such as constipation. Once consumed, the fibers help the gut with bowel and stool movements. However, amongst the many benefits, it … Read more

The Doctor is In!

The Doctor is In!

Doctor Kracker is at it again. Hot on the tails of their delicious high-fiber crispbreads (featured in a previous post here) comes a smaller, bite-sized snack, the Doctor Kracker Culinary Crisps. If you like Asiago cheese, you’ll love these! A 10-cracker serving gets you: 130 calories 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated) … Read more

Foodborne Burden

Foodborne Burden

A recent report from the CDC analyzed the sources of foodborne illness in the US from 1998-2008. Cited as one of the most comprehensive analyses of attributing illness to food, the results of this report might surprise you – namely because of the role that fresh produce plays. The researcher found that … Read more