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Dietary Fiber Claims – Wheat, Bran, Grains & Germ

If the wrapper on a loaf of bread uses the healthy-sounding phrase “12 grains,” does that mean it’s the best choice in terms of dietary fiber? Not necessarily. Brown breads are not all alike. Breads labeled “whole wheat” must by law meet a standard, which is that they be made only from whole-wheat flour. Such […]

Swiss Muesli Recipe- Foods High in Fiber – Oats & Prunes

Swiss Muesli: this extra high fiber recipe contains a whooping 11 grams of fiber! Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 20 minutes Number of Servings: 6 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 1.0 Fiber : 11 grams Calories: 410 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups rolled oats 1-1/2 cups water 2 cups shredded, unpeeled apples 1-1/2 cups (approx 9 […]

High Fiber Diet: How Much Fiber Do You Need?

A high fiber food diet has several benefits; constipation prevention, maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels and weight loss. A study by the American Dietetic Association reports the average person consumes only 14-15 grams of fiber a day. That is half of the recommend amount of 25 -35 grams of fiber per day. Foods with […]

Fiber Health Benefits – Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Digestive

by Ruth Papazian Because it causes gas, bloating, and other uncomfortable side effects, fiber may be the Rodney Dangerfield of food constituents. But with more and more research showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other serious ailments, roughage has started to get some respect. The problem is that most […]

Dietary Fiber – Best Sources

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk includes all edible parts of plant foods that your body is unable to digest or absorb. When included in your diet, fiber promotes good gastrointestinal tract health, it also help reduce the risk of some chronic health problems such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis.  Different types of plants […]