Increasing Fiber Intake

Increasing your fiber intake has many benefits including improved blood sugars, lowered cholesterol, promotion of regular bowel movements, increased satiety (feeling full after eating) which may decrease total calorie intake, decreased risk of diverticular disease and possible decreased risk of colon cancer! In the last blog post I wrote I encouraged eating whole grains, fruits and vegetables,…

Which Carbohydrates Should be Eaten Regularly?

I have written about the importance of including carbohydrates in our diet and that we need to limit added sugars. As most people should get about 50% of their calories from carbs you might be wondering which carbohydrates should be included in your diet on a regular basis. I will discuss this question today. It…

Which Carbohydrate Should be Limited?

Carbohydrates are a wonderful source of nutrition. There is however one type of carb that should be limited, and that is added sugars. Added sugars are exactly what they sound like: sugar that is added to foods during processing. The sugars found in milk (lactose) and the sugar from fruits (fructose and glucose) are not considered…