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Vegetable Superstars

Full of fiber and phytonutrients, veggies are one of the best sources of carbohydrates.Not only do veggies offer wondrous variety in taste and texture, but their virtues are also firmly grounded in scientific research. If you choose the right ones, vegetables are high-powered nutrient packages. These advantages come&mdash… Read More

Supporting Your Gallbladder with Supplements

Vitamins A and C are just two of the nutrients your body requires to keep this important organ operating at peak performance.Whether you are plagued with gallstones or just want to head off any future problems with your gallbladder, a good diet with sufficient healthy fat and protein and… Read More

Start Your Day with Fiber

On the excitement scale, you might think reading about fiber is right up there with watching paint dry. But don't turn that virtual page—learning more about this nutritional superhero could change your life. And what better time to start thinking about fiber than the first meal of the day… Read More

Learn About the Two Types of Fiber: Soluble and Insoluble

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You can’t get too much fiber. Our Paleolithic ancestors consumed between 50-100 grams a day. The National Cancer Institute recommend between 25-35 grams a day; for adults under 50 and the Institute of Medicine suggests a minimum of 38 grams… Read More

Inulin - a soluble fiber - has a growing reputation for health benefits

Inulin is a natural soluble dietary fiber, which is derived from chicory root. (It’s also naturally found in fruits and vegetables such as bananas, garlic, jicama, onions and Jeruseleum artichokes). Inulin has many health benefits, including the promotion of digestive health. It does two key things:First – it increases… Read More

Fiber: A Special Kind of Carbohydrate

Perhaps your grandmother called it roughage; physicians call it bulk. No matter what it’s called, dietary fiber traditionally used for relieving constipation is an important consideration when changing the way you eat to a lifetime of healthy eating. What exactly is fiber? Simply put, dietary fiber is the indigestible… Read More

Keep on Track with Healthy Snacks

It's relatively easy to follow a healthy eating plan at home. You stock your fridge and pantry with the foods you want to be able to reach, and you aren't tempted by shelves full of junk you don't need. But when you're on the go -- on vacation, at the… Read More

Eating for Energy

This article is perfect for you if your goal is to eat better throughout the day without resorting to eating habits that can decrease your energy. It can be challenging to find the time to plan, organize and cook healthy, nutritious meals, but the payoffs are well worth the effort… Read More

Want to Extend Life?

Getting the most from your calories by choosing nutrient dense foods high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats is a great health strategy, no matter what your goals.What about counting calories? There's been a recent spate of articles in the popular press about the life-extending effects… Read More

The Atkins Advantage™: How the Atkins Principles Give You the Edge

Welcome to the course! You've probably been hearing quite a bit about the Atkins Advantage lately. In this course, we'll explore the nutrition principles of the Atkins Advantage: what they are, why they matter and how they can help you keep your energy levels high and steady as you navigate… Read More