8 September 2015 Be Sugar Savvy! Lose Weight by Decreasing Added Sugars in Your Diet

Knowing the major food sources of added sugars and identifying hidden sources of added sugars by reading the ingredient list, can help you become sugar savvy and meet your weight loss goals.

7 May 2015 How Much Added Sugar is in Yogurt?

Learn how to estimate added sugars in yogurt. Post also includes a chart of estimated added sugars for three popular brands sold in the United States.

17 December 2014 Using Glycemic Index to Your Advantage

Yes, we are lucky to have the availability of convenient foods for our busy lives. The downside is that most of these foods are more processed. As a result, they may make it easier to gain weight and ultimately lead to health issues that may be difficult to manage. Glycemic Index (GI) can be a useful tool for those looking to better control their glucose response after meals, and it may also help with weight loss and insulin resistance. Try a few of the suggested strategies to help control the glycemic response after meals and snacks.

12 November 2014 Stay Full Longer: Take the Fiber Challenge

Have you ever noticed how quickly you feel hungry again after eating a piece of white bread for breakfast with jam? Does your afternoon snack seem too far away when you just eat a salad for lunch? For me, it does.

15 October 2014 Garbanzo Bonanza: Excellent for Weight Loss

Due to its high fiber content, garbanzo beans are excellent for weight loss diets because they keep you fuller longer and control appetite.

20 May 2014 It's More Than Just the Fiber

Chances are you have heard that whole grains are good for the body. You probably think they are preferred over refined or processed grains because of the fiber, right? It turns out that it is more than just the dietary fiber that makes whole grains so healthy for the human body.

4 February 2014 Diabetes Diary: How Do You Count Your Carbs?

This post describes different carb counting methods and why some methods might be more helpful than others.

24 October 2013 Stop the In-Sugar-Anity!

Sugar is the monster hiding in your kitchen cupboards this Halloween season. Find it and get rid of it for a healthier life. You might surprised all the places it can hide.

18 June 2013 Good Food Sources of Fiber: Not What You Might Expect!

Do you struggle to consume enough fiber? Not all foods are equally well-endowed – some foods are naturally higher than others. This post focuses on food sources of fiber rather than fiber supplements.

8 November 2011 Healthier Bread on a Budget

Healthier Bread on a Budget We are creatures of habit. Most of us buy bread because we assume we don't have the time or skill to make our own. But you don't need to be a professional baker to make good whole grain bread. All you need is patience while you experiment with recipes to find one you like...

19 September 2011 The Liquid Culprit: Sugary Drink Consumption Stats Released

The Liquid Culprit: Sugary Drink Consumption Stats Released The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released America's ‘ report card ' for sugary drink consumption, and sufficed to say we need study harder. The CDC found that half the population age 2 and older drink a sugary beverage...

21 June 2011 Ditch the Sugar Bombs!

Ditch the Sugar Bombs! Starting the day with a good breakfast fuels your body for work or exercise, is linked to having a healthier body weight, and can be an easy way to increase your intake of dietary fiber. But if you eat cereal for breakfast, then avoid the sugar bombs – the ones that are loaded...

15 February 2011 Dietary Fiber & Heart Health

Dietary Fiber & Heart Health Last October (10/19/11), I posted " Basics of Dietary Fiber ." Today's post will focus on soluble or viscous fibers, the type that seems to be particularly helpful in reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels when they are high.

4 January 2011 Beans for 2011

Beans for 2011 In the U.S., eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity. I find this amusing. If black-eyed peas are so lucky, then why not eat them every day? All kidding aside, black-eyed peas and other dried beans and peas are very nutritious, inexpensive

19 October 2010 Basics of Dietary Fiber

Basics of Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested in the human gut. It can be found naturally in whole plant foods (intrinsic or intact), but it can also be isolated or synthesized and added to manufactured foods (functional fiber).

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