Feature Articles

Dietary Fiber and Diabetes: Bridge the Gap

 By: Karima A. Kendall, PhD, LDN, RDN — By now, you’ve likely heard all about the infamous “fiber gap”. Dietary fiber was first identified as a nutrient of concern by the 2015-2020 United States Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee1 and there is still a substantial disparity between the amount of fiber consumed and dietary recommendations in … Continue reading

December 13, 2019 Feature Articles, Lifestyle Advice

Finding Fiber in the Grocery Store

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — December 17, 2018  Food shopping today is very different from just 50 years ago when shoppers pushed a cart up and down the six to eight parallel aisles of a grocery store that only sold food.  Supermarkets now cover over 45,000 square feet and offer everything from the food we eat … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 Feature Articles, For Health Professionals

Finding More Fiber-Rich Foods When Eating Out

  Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN — December 17, 2018  Research on the eating habits of Americans shows that our consumption of “foods away from home”* has been steadily rising since 1987. The amount of household food budgets spent on foods away from home surpassed the amount spent for “food at home” in 2010 when it reached … Continue reading

December 17, 2018 Feature Articles, For Health Professionals

Fiber and Diabetes Awareness Month: How Fiber is Connected to Your Diabetes Management

If you suffer from diabetes, you likely have had to make some changes in your lifestyle. Exercising more often and watching your diet are cornerstones of managing your blood sugar levels. Learning about carbohydrates and how much of them you get in your diet are key to healthy eating. Having adequate fiber in your diet … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 Feature Articles

High Fiber Chef: Cooking Tips to Prepare High Fiber Foods Like a Pro

Fiber is an essential component of the human diet that provides many health benefits, including digestive health and weight management. Fiber is sometimes called “roughage”, and refers to a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that are not digested by the body. The recommended daily fiber intake is 14 grams of … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 Feature Articles

How Meal Planning Can Help You Get Enough Fiber in Your Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle takes a lot of work, but one thing, in particular, can help you achieve the health goals you set for yourself: planning. For some people, planning comes naturally, but for others it takes some time and effort to make it a regular part of their lifestyle. Whether you’re scheduling … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 Feature Articles

Fabulous Fiber: What It Is, What It Does, and Where To Get It

If a healthful diet were a high-fashion wardrobe, dietary fiber would be the sensible shoes.  And, like sensible shoes, fiber isn’t glamorous, but it can take you where you need to go. What is dietary fiber?  Dietary fiber is a type of complex carbohydrate that has two forms: insoluble and soluble. Humans don’t have the … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 Feature Articles