A recent review and meta-analysis investigated the protective effect of total and different types of dietary fiber. Long-term studies showed that each 10-gram increase in total or cereal fiber intake significantly predicted a 10 percent lower risk of developing colorectal cancer, compared to subjects who ate less than 10 grams of total or cereal fiber daily.more
Manage Your Blood Sugar
Your body readily digests sugar and refined gains and quickly turns them into glucose (blood sugar). Fiber slows the digestive process and reduces the spikes in blood sugar that occur after meals, especially when you eat sugary and starchy foods. Where do you get fiber? From fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains.more
Hazards of Ultra-processed Foods
Lots of salt, sugar, unhealthy oils, additives, and calories Cut back on ultra-processed foods to Eat Better In his wildly successful book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan proposed eating foods that grandma ate and avoiding highly processed foods that she didn’t eat. That sounds nice, but does evidence support this advice? A new study in…more
Do You Eat Enough Protein?
Official guidelines may be too low Increase protein at breakfast Science can be bothersome at times, providing contradictory guidelines for what we eat. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is expressed as number of grams of protein eaten per kilogram of body weight per day. For both adult men and adult women, experts proposed…more