Take Fiber to Heart

Most of us have heard we need to add more fiber in our diet. But did you know fiber can help build healthier hearts? Three of fiber’s properties are at the core of heart health: solubility, viscosity and fermentability. Solubility The ability of fiber molecules to dissolve in water is...

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Celebrate Fun, Flavor and Fitness during National Blueberry...

Last weekend our friends gifted us with a bag of fresh blueberries they hand-picked at an East Texas blueberry farm. And how incredibly delicious they were! Nothing is as good as fruit fresh from the tree or vine. With July the peak season for blueberries, it’s no surprise that the...

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Enjoy Your Vacation Without Bringing Home a Spare...

Working my way through the brunch buffet line, I found myself taking a heaping spoonful of every dish in front of me. I  topped off my already maxed-out plate with a doughnut hole dusted with cinnamon and sugar. (OK, two doughnut holes. Hey, they were small!!) After polishing off my...

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Low Calorie Sweeteners Are Safe and Do Not...

By Keith Ayoob, EdD As a clinician of some 30+ years, I doubt I’ve seen a nutrition issue more polarizing than that of low-and no- calorie sweeteners (LNCS).  You may have read sensational headlines about these sweeteners.  You should also be hearing about their benefits, but alas, good news never...

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Tips to Stay Healthy During Summer Vacation

By: Amber Pankonin MS, RD, CSP, LMNT -- It’s officially summer season, which means it’s time for summer getaways! Whether you’re headed to the beach or perhaps planning a staycation at home, a change in routine can sometimes makes it difficult to maintain healthy habits. Here are some tips for...

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Study Finds Anti-Obesity Potential of Allulose

By Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND Allulose, also known as D-psicose, is a rare sugar originally discovered naturally in a number of foods such as figs, raisins and maple syrup. It’s about 70% as sweet as sucrose but provides less than 1% of the calories because allulose is...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.