A Day’s Worth of Fiber

Fiber is a nutrient that is under-consumed by most individuals with most Americans consuming about half of the recommended intake of 14 grams of fiber per 1000 Calories. For an average adult, this means a daily intake of 25g (female) or 38g (male). Contrary to popular belief, vegetables and fruits...

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Food and Fiber Summit – Addressing the Fiber...

On January 28 2014, various researchers, educators, and communications experts convened at the Food & Fiber Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to identify barriers to achieving the daily fiber intake recommendations and to determine ways in which healthcare providers can encourage adequate consumption. The Institutes...

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High Fiber Chef: Cooking Tips to Prepare High...

Fiber is an essential component of the human diet that provides many health benefits, including digestive health and weight management. Fiber is sometimes called “roughage”, and refers to a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that are not digested by the body. The recommended daily fiber...

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Dietary Fiber on the Food Label

In the U.S., information about the amount of dietary fiber per serving appears in the Nutrition Facts Panel (on the side or back of packaging) unless the product contains less than one gram of fiber and no fiber claims are made. In the U.S. products that contain at least 10%...

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Do Fibers Count as Calories and Carbohydrates?

We all know the importance of balancing the number of calories we eat with the number of calories we burn to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The number of devices that estimate how many calories you burn and the apps that help you estimate how many calories you...

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Fiber Benefits: Heart Health

As heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans, the need for healthcare providers to advise patients on lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk and complications for cardiovascular disease. One of these choices is to increase fiber consumption since Americans only consumer approximately half of...

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