Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

Processed Foods You Could Do Without

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Eating processed food can cost you more than you think, in terms of money and your own health. There’s a special beauty in cooking your meals, and the benefits from it can led you to a healthier and happier existence. If you don’t take good care of yourself, nobody else will. Companies that offer you processed food are running businesses. And, to do so, they aren’t interested in your health; they only care about how to make these products more sugary, salty and saturated with savory fat.

Eating less processed food has definitely become a popular trend for the past few years. Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules, has a lot to do with this, especially because of his most important food rule: "If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t."

Processed food, (defined by the US Food and Drig Administration as any food other than a raw agricultural commodity that has been subject to processing, such as canning, cooking, freezing, dehydration or milling), is more recurrent nowadays, and the key to enjoy of a healthy lifestyle is to detect and avoid the ones you could do without.


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Top 10 Fiber Filled Breakfast Cereals

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

We all know we should eat more fiber. We all know the childhood song about beans (“beans, beans, they’re good for your heart..etc”). So why do we so often neglect to include fiber in our diets? One of the best ways, and most advertised ways, to include fiber in your diet is through the regular consumption of breakfast cereals. Though not all cereals were born equals – at least in terms of fiber. We won’t be listing cereals like All Bran Bran Bus, which contains a mammoth 36 grams of fiber per serving, – rather, we’ll be telling you about the standards, the mainstays, and the also-rans. Aka, stuff you already know about, but maybe didn’t know the fiber content.

1 - Fiber One- 14 grams of fiber – This one is a no brainer, but it should be noted that it is the best in class mainstream cereal, available in almost every major supermarket.

2 – Kellogg’s All Bran (not the Bran Buds) – 10 grams of fiber – This Bran heavy Kellogg’s product may be light on sugar and extras such as out clusters, marshmellows, chocolate, etc…but it is good for you and the perfect complement to some fresh fruit in the morning.

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