Here's someone you probably know: a friend, or a friend of a friend, who has gone on some kind of "detox" plan – maybe a 3-day juice cleanse or a 7-day restricted diet, or even a 1-day detox.
Here's something you definitely know: You should drink water. And eat fiber.
Here's something it might be good to know: While the evidence behind the effectiveness of detox diets is spotty or non-existent, the benefits of good hydration, coupled with a high-fiber diet, are well-established.
While many juice cleanses or “detox” plans preach the value of juicing as a way of cleansing the body, those plans most often miss out on including two of the most important natural cleaners your body can get: water and fiber.
When you're eating for two, you're often twice as considerate of what you're putting in your body – and understandably so! So, when hunger hits, finding healthy pregnancy snacks that can tide you over anytime is super helpful.
Registered Dietitian Megan Wolf – who just so happened to be expecting at the time this video was filmed – sat down with us to give some quick tips on how to choose healthy pregnancy snacks, with a special focus on snacks you can take on the go. See for yourself, below.
Ah, refreshing citrus! There's nothing quite like it. Nor is there a fruit quite like the orange. Beyond being the star flavor of the Fiber d'Lish Orange Cranberry bar -- which just so happens to be our Flavor of the Month -- an orange can pack a nutritional punch that makes its mark in vitamins and nutrients. Our infographic below highlights some of the amazing health benefits of oranges.
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New research out of the Harvard School of Public Health shows that, in a number of studies conducted throughout the years, people who ate higher amounts of cereal fiber had a lower risk of premature death from all causes. This includes a 34% lower rate of death from diabetes, and a 15% lower rate of death from cancer!
But living longer is not as easy as switching from eggs to cereal in the morning. When used in science, the word "cereal" is not synonymous with the stuff you pour into a bowl with milk. In this case, "cereal" actually means "grain." The Harvard report states:
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