WHERE FIBER COMES FROM MATTERS


If you’ve been looking for ways to work more fiber into your diet, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests you focus on grain and vegetable sources. Researchers analyzed the fiber intake of 3,083 Belgian men and women who participated in a food consumption survey in 2004. On average men consumed more fiber than women, 21 grams per day compared to just 17 grams, but both groups fell short of recommendations.
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A NOSE FOR QUALITY NUTRITION


Ghrelin is a stomach hormone with two very unpopular qualities: hunger enhancement and fat storage. When your stomach is empty, this hormone is secreted to help persuade you to find food. A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests ghrelin might also fine-tune your sense of smell to not only locate food but decide what’s best among potential choices. Continue reading