Fiber Math on the Fly

Fiber Math on the Fly

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

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

Fiber Tracking Made Fun

Fiber Tracking Made Fun

Despite its grainy past, folks are finally embracing fiber. This magical component of the diet has documented health benefits for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, weight management, and others. The Institute of Medicine, in their report on pages 339-422, recommends that men age 50 or … 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

Finally: a Fiber Report Card

Finally: a Fiber Report Card

Nutrition screeners are a great way to obtain a quick snapshot of the adequacy of a particular person’s nutrient or dietary intake. They can be used in many settings: for weight loss, education, as part of a larger nutrition assessment, or just for fun to figure out how you stack up to … Read more

Hot Hacks to Stay Cool When It’s Burning Outside

A scorching day in the middle of nowhere

Hot seasons are merciless. For some people, it is amongst the most enjoyable seasons while for others it creates havoc. This is also the best time for people to get the killer tan they have been waiting for. However, constant exposure to the sun and that too direct could lead to serious … 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

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

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

In a recent study of general knowledge about dietary fiber, the Kellogg Company found that Americans are not-so-surprisingly, not-so-knowledgeable about the roles and sources of dietary fiber. In a study of 1,006 adults conducted in November 2010, Kellogg’s found that of those surveyed: 20% mistakenly believed that meats and seafoods are a … Read more

All about National Nutrition Month

supermarket stalls with vegetables and fruits

National Nutrition Month is a campaign that is celebrated annually during March. The campaign was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nutrition education and related information. The purpose of this campaign is to highlight the significance of developing healthy eating and physical activity routines. The members of the academy … Read more