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Chocolate is the most popular sweet treat in the world. People around the world consume more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans a year, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. And, not only does eating chocolate make you feel good, it may also be good for your heart and your brain. Let NuGo Fiber d’Lish…Read More

“Spring” into Fiber

Looking forward to summer’s harvest? Don’t overlook the fresh and flavorful spring crops. Loaded with nutrition – fiber included – spring crops boast leafy greens, their cruciferous cousins, and overwintered root vegetables among other things. Spring into these early season vegetables and get warmed up for summer’s wholesome treats that are just around the corner.

Why Fiber?

Dietary fiber (the kind you eat) is an exceedingly important nutrient found in plants that our bodies do not digest. Unlike most foods, fiber is not absorbed. Rather, it passes through the digestive tract creating bulk, and moving waste out of the body. While this doesn’t sound like top priority, it’s hard to account for…Read More

There are numerous benefits to ensuring we consume plenty of fiber in our daily diets = from blood glucose regulation to weight management to cholesterol reduction and cancer prevention. And these are just a few of the benefits. Experts recommend 25 – 35 grams of fiber per day, ideally from whole and unprocessed foods –…Read More

Age Well With Fiber

For those of us who consider ourselves baby boomers, we might not think “the rules” apply to us like they did in our younger days. In some cases, I suppose they don’t. In the case of nutrition and healthy eating, however, they most certainly do and even more so than years passed. Solid nutrition is…Read More

You recognize the perks of eating more fiber, from weight management to lower cholesterol and healthier blood sugar levels. You’re not sure you can meet the recommended 25 grams per day from the foods you eat and you are wondering if taking a fiber supplement is the way to go. You might even be thinking…Read More

  Enjoy these easy, vegan strawberry chocolate crisps that are perfect for an afternoon snack, or a sweet treat without the guilt. The recipe creates four individual servings so you can make them all at once or save one for a rainy day.  All you need are strawberries, a little bit of sugar, flour, lemon…Read More

New research published on-line in the February edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the belief that switching from refined grains to whole grains may help with weight management efforts, even as much as a daily 30 minute walk helps to manage weight.

The Best Time for Fiber

You’ve resolved to eat healthier in the New Year. As part of your effort, you might be aiming to eat more fiber-containing foods – beans, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts – to reach a daily goal of 25 – 35 grams.  You recognize the value to your digestive health, your heart health, your weight,…Read More

  Many people are advised that dietary fiber is good for them, but not many know what it is, or how much fiber they should be consuming for optimal health. As a result, most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diets. Fiber intake is essential for healthy bowel function and studies have found that…Read More