Posts Tagged ‘Sunfiber’

Boosting back-to-school brain power

Now that the school year is in full swing, kids are getting settled into their routines of full days in the classroom, plus homework and extracurricular activities. With these busy schedules, it is important that their minds and bodies are well nourished and rested. This will improve their ability to learn, and potentially even their…

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Is your gluten-free diet making you fat?

Giving up gluten has become a popular dietary trend. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Following a gluten-free diet is a must for people such as myself who have celiac disease, but now a growing number of people are avoiding gluten because they have a sensitivity to it and/or feel…

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Safe supplementing part two: be smart about taking dietary supplements

With so many of us taking dietary supplements, it’s easy to start feeling complacent about their safety. Even though they are common and easily available, you should still be smart about taking them. With that in mind, following these few tips will also help to ensure that you get the desired health benefits. ●     Read…

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Six strategies to slim down while still having fun this summer

summer dieting, Sunfiber, Sherry Torkos

Beach season has arrived. Could your beach body use a little fine tuning? Trying to diet or deprive yourself during the summer is no fun with all the parties, picnics and social gatherings. Here are six simple strategies that can help tone your body, reduce calorie intake and boost your calorie-burning efforts. 1. Fit in…

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Four reasons why your heart loves fiber

You may only think about your fiber intake when you are concerned about bowel regularity. Here are four reasons why fiber is also important for heart health. 1. It helps promote healthy cholesterol levels, particularly the LDL (bad) cholesterol. 2. It helps support normal, healthy blood pressure. 3. It supports healthy blood glucose levels. This…

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Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about traveler’s constipation?

When it comes to travel-related health issues, we hear more about jet lag and even diarrhea than we do about constipation. But I suspect constipation is just as common. And because it can make you feel uncomfortable throughout your trip, constipation is something that you really should be prepared to manage. Why are you suddenly…

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Prebiotics versus probiotics: What’s the difference?

Our bodies are lined with billions of bacteria, from our mouths to our bottoms. While we often associate bacteria with causing disease, there are also beneficial types of bacteria, called microflora that play an important role in various aspects of health, from regulating digestion, improving nutrient absorption to supporting immune function and fighting off pathogenic…

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Nuts for heart health

February is National Heart Health Awareness month so this is the perfect time to talk about some of the tasty foods we can eat that are good for our heart. We all know fruits, vegetables and fish offer heart benefits, but you may be surprised to learn that nuts can also be included in a…

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Five Weight Loss Myths – Busted

With the brand-new year, motivation is strong to lose weight and get in shape. In that quest, it is easy to get caught up with the plethora of confusing weight-loss myths. Which diet should you follow? Which gym tactics yield the best results? Which supplements can do what they say? Here is the low down…

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Surprising facts about three common summer fun busters

Nothing drains the fun out of summer faster than not feeling your best. We may want to spend more time outdoors, but summer’s hot, sunny days present unique challenges. Here are some surprising facts about three common summertime health issues as well as natural ways to either prevent or manage them. 1. Dehydration: If you…

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