Why You Should Avoid Fad Diets

A weighing machine and a measuring tape

When it comes to weight loss or weight gain, an important thing that always comes into play is diet. Without the help of diets, one cannot expect to shed a few pounds or gain some. However, in some cases, you might be recommended to follow certain diets that are backed with no … Read more

The Skinny on Potato Skins

The Skinny on Potato Skins

Carb smart consumers know when you’re sizing up starchy foods, “If it’s white…walk away!” We’re talking white bread, white rice, white pasta, white crackers…and then someone inevitably asks, “But what about white potatoes?” For many fiber fans, white potatoes are the exception to the walk away from white foods rule. In fact, … 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

Beat Diabetes…by Cooking?!

A plate of homemade healthy dish

In the United States, diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020, diabetes cases have risen to 34.2 million people – meaning 10.5% of the US population has diabetes. In 2018 alone, about 1.5 million new cases of diabetes were recorded among adults. … 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

Everything about Nopal

a mature edible nopal pad

Nopal cactus is indigenous to some Southwestern regions of the US and Mexico. It also goes by the name prickly pear cactus. This plant is mostly consumed when it is young, as it gets very hard when it matures. It is among the common ingredients in Mexican foods. This succulent plant is … Read more

Portion Controlled Pasta by Granoro

Portion Controlled Pasta by Granoro

Like any fiber loving carbo-phobe, I enjoy a good pasta. Problem is that the calories in pasta can add up pretty quickly. Enter Granoro brand’s Tagliatelle Verdi. Probably without even trying to, this authentic Italian brand pasta is automatically portion controlled. Each individual ball is 1 oz or roughly 100 calories, making … 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 when compared to the baseline study population’s intake equated to a 1.69 pound weight gain over four years. Potato … Read more