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Spring Forward to a Slimmer You with Healthy, Fiber-Filled foods

Spring Forward to a Slimmer You with Healthy, Fiber-Filled foods

Spring is a great time to enjoy all the bounty of the season. When you eat foods that are in season, they are not only more affordable, they are also fresher and packed with the highest amount of flavor and nutritional value. It’s also a great time to consider shedding those extra winter pounds. Spring is actually the best time […]

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High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk for Arthritis

High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk for Arthritis

A fiber-rich diet lowers the risk for knee osteoarthritis, according to findings published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers reviewed and compared x-ray evidence and arthritic symptom reports with fiber intake and lifestyle data from Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) and the Framingham Offspring cohort study. Those who consumed the highest amounts of fiber from the OAI and Framingham studies […]

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Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance

Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance

How beans, berries, and intact (not just whole) grains may reduce colon cancer risk. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Selves

Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Selves

Inadequate consumption of prebiotics—the fiber and resistant starch concentrated in unprocessed plant foods—can cause a disease-promoting imbalance in our gut microbiome. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Brown, Black, Purple and Red Unlike White on Rice

Brown, Black, Purple and Red Unlike White on Rice

White rice is missing more than just fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Phytonutrients, such as gamma oryzanol, in brown rice may help explain the clinical benefits, and naturally pigmented rice varieties may be even healthier. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fiber when young, according to a new large-scale study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study was published online February 1, 2016 in Pediatrics. “Previous studies […]

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Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces

Paleopoo: What We Can Learn from Fossilized Feces

Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combating the modern obesity epidemic. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Is the Fiber Theory Wrong?

Is the Fiber Theory Wrong?

The extraordinarily low rates of chronic disease among plant-based populations have been attributed to fiber, but reductionist thinking may lead us astray. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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The Five to One Fiber Rule

The Five to One Fiber Rule

A guideline is suggested for how to read food labels for grain products such as bread and breakfast cereals. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis?

Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis?

The parable of the tiny parachute explains the study that found no relationship between dietary fiber intake and diverticulosis. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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