As people age, it’s important to focus on the quality of the foods they eat. Our calorie needs (and appetites) dwindle as we age, so making sure you get the best nutrient bang for your buck is vital. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, older adults fall short on nutrients such as calcium, dietary fiber, […]
How helpful is the food label in identifying fiber in foods? The nutrition facts panel currently lists “dietary fiber” as a total of fibers in the food. It doesn’t differentiate between soluble and insoluble fibers. Also, current health claims define a food as a “good source” of fiber if it contains 2.5 grams of fiber […]
Constipation is a common gastro-intestinal complaint in older adults and is more common in women than men.1 There are some age-related changes in the gut that predispose older individuals to constipation, including decreased elasticity of the colon muscles, but diets low in fiber and water are bigger culprits than physiological changes.1 Most Americans are woefully short […]
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet! Here’s everything you need to know on fiber in everyday foods, recommended levels and how to add more fiber to your diet. Download this infographic
Grains provide overall positive nutrient benefits, shattering the claim that grains are empty calories.