Category Archives: Dietary Fiber

Before There Was Candy There Was Dried Fruit

Dried fruit – Mother Nature’s original candy!  As a dietitian with a serious sweet tooth, I would like to dedicate this post to dried fruit.  A powerhouse of calories, dried fruit will reward you with all the sweetness you crave along with nutrients and antioxidants.  Consider it a delicacy and practice portion control unless you are…
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Pumpkin Nutrition

Pumpkin, one of my favorite winter squashes, comes to center stage during the month of November. Both the fleshy part and the seeds are nutrient-rich and work well in both sweet and savory dishes. Nutrients Pumpkin flesh (or the mushy part) is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium and beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor to…
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Alternative Grains – Going Wheat Free

Many people have trouble tolerating wheat for one reason or another.  People have told me that despite testing negative for Celiac disease (a disease where the body creates an immune response to gluten), they experience gastrointestinal discomfort when they consume wheat products.  This blog is intended to give the reader ideas on non-wheat sources of…
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On Whole Grains and Sandwich Upgrades

A friend of mine was lamenting that her husband doesn't really like whole grains and was wondering if he was getting enough in his diet.  She wasn't sure how much was enough.  The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults aim for 3 servings (of "1-ounce equivalents") of whole grains or whole grain products daily.  That is,…
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