Category Archives: Nutrition: Fiber

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health






The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor in … Continue reading






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Mice fed more fiber have less severe food allergies






The development of food allergies in mice can be linked to what their gut bacteria are being fed, reports a study published June 21 in Cell Reports. Rodents that received a diet with average calories, sugar, and fiber content from … Continue reading






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Gassier Than Usual? These Functional Food Ingredients Might Be Why.






The food industry has discovered an ingenious way to increase the fiber content of foods without having to lean heavily on whole food ingredients that typically contribute fiber such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruit. The problem is that … Continue reading






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Kids who are picky, fussy eaters consume less fiber






Research has found pre-school children whose parents considered them to be ‘picky eaters’ ate less dietary fibre, and were 30 per cent more likely to be constipated than those who were ‘never choosy’. The research, conducted on a subsample of … Continue reading






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Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk






Boston, MA - Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood-especially lots of fruits and vegetables-may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fiber when young, according to a new large-scale study … Continue reading






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Fiber-Rich Diet May Reduce Lung Disease






Newswise — Jan. 22, 2016─A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of … Continue reading






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America is a constipated nation






In the decades after World War II, a one-eyed Irish missionary-surgeon named Denis Burkitt moved to Uganda, where he noted that the villagers there ate far more fiber than Westerners did. This didn’t just bulk up their stools, Burkitt reasoned; … Continue reading






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Dietary fiber and satiety: the effects of oats on satiety






Nutr Rev. 2016 Jan 2. pii: nuv063. [Epub ahead of print] Dietary fiber and satiety: the effects of oats on satiety. Rebello CJ1, O’Neil CE2, Greenway FL2. Author information 1C.J. Rebello is with the Louisiana State University, School of Nutrition … Continue reading






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Low-Residue and Low-Fiber Diets in Gastrointestinal Disease Management






Adv Nutr. 2015 Nov 13;6(6):820-7. doi: 10.3945/an.115.009688. Print 2015 Nov. Low-Residue and Low-Fiber Diets in Gastrointestinal Disease Management Vanhauwaert E1, Matthys C2, Verdonck L3, De Preter V4. Author information 1Knowledge and Innovation Centre Food and Nutrition, University College Leuven-Limburg, Leuven, … Continue reading






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Plant fiber may fuel obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome: Penn State researcher






An excess of bacteria in the gut can change the way the liver processes fat and could lead to the development of metabolic syndrome, according to health researchers. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading






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Lack of Soluble Fiber Promotes Weight Gain, Mouse Study Suggests






Newswise — Bethesda, Md. (October 30, 2015)—Eating too much high-fat, high-calorie food is considered the primary cause of obesity and obesity-related disease, including diabetes. While the excess calories consumed are a direct cause of the fat accumulation, scientists suspect that … Continue reading






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Consuming oatmeal is consistent with better nutrient intakes and a higher diet quality






Nutr Res. 2015 Oct 5. pii: S0271-5317(15)00228-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.09.015. [Epub ahead of print] Oatmeal consumption is associated with better diet quality and lower body mass index in adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2001-2010. Fulgoni VL 3rd1, … Continue reading






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Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables is associated with less weight gain: PLoS






Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The longitudinal study, conducted by Monica Bertoia of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and … Continue reading






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Preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal






A King’s College London finding may lead the way for the development of a new generation of food products that contain similar ingredients to existing products, but with a more natural, enzyme resistant structure around the starch that enables it … Continue reading






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To shed weight, go vegan: Journal of General Internal Medicine






Review of vegetarian diet studies highlights benefit of vegan-eating plans People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can … Continue reading






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In Defense of Fiber: How Changing Your Diet Changes Your Gut Bacteria






You no longer live in a world where you can pretend you’re only eating for one; the trillions of bacteria in your gut, we now know, also feed on what you put in your mouth—and they behave very differently depending … Continue reading






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How breakfast can impact longevity: new study






In the study, which involved more than 367,000 U.S. adults ages 50 to 71, people were asked how frequently they ate certain foods, including whole-grain bread, cereals and pasta. The participants were then divided into five groups based on how … Continue reading






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9 reasons you should eat more beans






Beans may get a bad rap for making people gassy, but that’s no reason to cut them out of your diet. Experts recommend you consume up to three cups of the legumes a week—because they are so good for your … Continue reading






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Brown versus white bread: the battle for a fibre-rich diet






Choosing novel bread for its nutritious value without losing the attractiveness of white bread, is now possible thanks to European research There are two main types of bread, wholemeal, or brown, and white. But most people in Europe prefer white … Continue reading






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Suffering From Constipation? Self-Acupressure Can Help






Newswise — UCLA Center for East-West Medicine research shows how Eastern and Western medicine can blend to find solutions to this common problem About 19 percent of North Americans suffer from constipation, with the digestive condition being more common among … Continue reading






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Fiber-based satiety ingredient shown to make you eat less






Scientists from the University of Liverpool have demonstrated the effectiveness of a fibre-based dietary ingredient that makes people feel less hungry and consume less food. Hunger is a major barrier to successful weight control and consumers need healthy foods that … Continue reading






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Fruit, vegetables, fiber, and cancer: new surprising information






Fruit, vegetable, and fiber intake in relation to cancer risk: findings from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)1,2,3,4 Kathryn E Bradbury, Paul N Appleby, and Timothy J Key First published June 11, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.113.071357 Am J … Continue reading






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Lowering cholesterol naturally: new research






Newswise — The saying, “we are what we eat,” has never been more true. Nutritionists increasingly emphasize that the nutrients in the foods we consume can potentially create health and reduce disease. Moul Dey, associate professor of health and nutritional … Continue reading






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Eating fiber lengthens heart attack survivors’ lives: study






People who survive heart attacks have a greater chance of living longer if they increase their dietary intake of fibre – and eating lots of cereal fibre is especially beneficial, finds research published today on bmj.com. Those who ate most … Continue reading






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Study illuminates how humans digest fibre






New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre could lead to advances in areas as diverse as health and environmentally-friendly biofuels. Fibre is an essential part of a healthful diet, but our ability to benefit from it is entirely dependent … Continue reading






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