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

Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie … Read more

How to Prepare Avocados

Avocado on toast

Known for their creamy texture, avocados are grown in warm climates and help prevent several types of diseases. Several studies have been conducted on its benefits until it was found that avocados contain nearly 20 essential vitamins and nutrients. In addition to that, it is the only fruit that features the highest … 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

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

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

Fruit Juice Flops

Fruit Juice Flops

Desk jockeys always be askin’: “What’s the best juice or smoothie to have?” The only thing more annoying than being asked an annoying question is to answer that question with another question: “Why do you think drinking your fruit is healthier than eating it?” If you’re a healthy adult – and particularly … Read more

Pom(pous) Wonderful Takes a Hit

Pom(pous) Wonderful Takes a Hit

The Federal Trade Commission filed a formal complaint this week charging the makers of PomWonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and a related line of supplements with grossly exaggerating the health benefits of their products. While it is no secret that PomWonderful has been self-funding the “$34 million in medical research” supporting pomegranate health … Read more