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We all know we need to put more fiber in our diets. Fiber is generally not a fun subject as who wants to discuss regularity? Well, now there is exciting research on fiber showing that the type of fiber in wheat bran and whole grains (insoluble fiber) helps prevent...
 
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What is a whole grain? A whole grain is the entire kernel, consisting of the bran, endosperm and germ. What are the benefits of eating whole grains? Whole grain products are higher in nutrients, fiber and protective substances than their refined counterparts. Whole wheat flour is made from the...
 
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What is delicious, nutritious, convenient, inexpensive, and comes in two colors? Split peas! Split peas are dried yellow or green field peas that have been split along a natural seam to allow for quicker cooking. They are ready when you are – once purchased, they can be kept on the shelf almost indefinitely. Although people ... Split Peas for Your Heart
 
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Here are some great ways to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet. These are designed for people on the go. • Fresh or dried fruit for between meal snacks. • Drink 100% juices between meals. Try to lessen or eliminate your intake of soda. • Make up...
 
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    With summer produce at it’s peak, now is the perfect time to make all those eating changes that you’ve been promising yourself you would make. Fruits and vegetables are brimming with lots of fiber, nutrients and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Here is a handy chart for enjoying them.  By:...