Applesauce…The Why?

So if you’re going to start baking with applesauce more frequently, there is obviously one very important thing that you must keep on hand… Applesauce!!!   Obviously there are two options when it comes to keeping applesauce on hand—buy it from the grocery store ready-,made, or make it yourself.. Why even consider making your ownContinue reading “Applesauce…The Why?”

Fiber–The How-Nots

So now that we have looked at exactly what fiber is, why we need it, and some of the best sources for getting the fiber that we all need, let’s finish this series of posts by looking at a few ways NOT to try to get the fiber that you need.   Taking a fiber supplementContinue reading “Fiber–The How-Nots”

Fiber—The How Else?!

Okay, now we know specifically which fruits and vegetables can help us reach our DV of fiber, but what else can help us reach this daily goal, or the goal of getting seven to ten grams of fiber at each meal. Let’s take a look… Legumes Black Beans…Black beans are a nutrient-dense legume that contain fifteen gramsContinue reading “Fiber—The How Else?!”

Fiber—The How?!

In order to get the fiber that each of us needs, it is important to eat a well-balanced diet that includes delicious whole foods that are naturally rich in fiber—such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts.   But before we take a look at what foods provide you with the most fiber, here are two important thingsContinue reading “Fiber—The How?!”

Fiber—The Why?!

Okay, now that we know what fiber is, why do we need fiber in the first place?   Fiber, especially soluble fiber, is important for many reasons, including…   1. Acne…Fiber—especially psyllium husk, a type of plant seed, can flush toxins out of your body, improving the health and appearance of your skin.   2.  Diabetes. A dietContinue reading “Fiber—The Why?!”

Fiber—The What?!

Another major nutrient that is missing from processed foods is fiber.   What is fiber? Fiber is part of the cellular wall of  plant-based foods—specifically fruits, vegetables grains, nuts, and beans. According to the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences in 2002, the recommended dietary for men aged fourteen to fifty is 38 grams of fiberContinue reading “Fiber—The What?!”