A whole, unpeeled apple is a perfect snack – it’s high in the fiber pectin which helps fill you up and lowers your cholesterol. Eat popcorn – low in calories (25 in a cup), low in fat and high in fiber (it’s a whole grain). It offers the satisfaction of chewing but go easy on … Read More

When the lowfat eating craze took effect, experts hoped that people would substitute healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables – for high fat foods. This did not happen. Instead we piled on refined carbohydrates with limited fiber and lots of sugar – white bread, cookies, cake, white rice, candy, soda and sweetened … Read More

Oats are a great addition to anyone’s diet. A 1-cup serving costs 20 cents or less, has only 150 calories, and is a rich source of soluble fiber which helps lower your risk for heart disease. Groats are the least processed. They are the husked whole oat kernel and need at least 40 minutes to … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. All Fiber One products provide an excellent source of fiber, a nutrient sadly lacking in most diets. The brand has extended its product line to offer even more high fiber options. … Read More

Myth: Fiber has no calories. Truth: Fiber is the woody or gummy portion of plants that is harder for the body to break down. It provides fewer calories than starch and sugar, which are easily broken down, but fiber is not calorie free. One gram of fiber has 1.5 to 2.5 calories; one gram or … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. “Eating well starts small” is the tagline for the latest Barilla pasta brand extension. Piccolini which translates small, comes in three varieties Mini Rotini, Mini Conchiglie (shells) and Mini Penne. All look and taste like regular pasta while providing fiber and whole grains. The pasta cooks in 7 minutes and though aimed at kids, the product is excellent for the whole family and can be used in traditional pasta dishes. … Read More

You are what you eat. Most of us accept this precept. The problem is knowing exactly which foods should we be eating to achieve good health. The nutrition experts seem to change their minds daily about the advice they give. Does the flip-flopping mean nutrition science is wrong? Actually no. Science evolves one plodding step … Read More

Not too long ago, indulgence and low carb were the hottest trends to hit supermarket shelves. Now, all those labels touting net carbs are gone, and few indulgent choices are urging you to live for the moment. Watch words on labels today are: less sugar, high fiber, fortified with, and most important, convenient. Manufacturers are … Read More