Bulk Up With Fiber

If you are not used to fiber in your diet, then you may notice bloating, cramping or gas. Start by making small changes in your diet.

By: Bindu Grandhi and Brigid Beitel

Eating fiber-rich foods can help in the treatment of constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (the inflammation of pouches in the digestive tract) and irritable bowel syndrome. It may also help lower your cholesterol, and reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Not to mention that it keeps you feeling fuller longer after a meal, which can help curb overeating and weight gain.

Read More »

Easy to Follow Tips to Avoid Diabetes

Start by adding whole grains to your diet.  Eating three servings of whole grains a day can decrease your chances of developing diabetes by up to 30%.

By: Dr. Melina Jampolis

As November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, we want to offer some Diet and Exercise tips from Dr. Melina Jampolis a board certified internist, and one of 200 physician nutritionist and disease prevention specialists in the country, and the newest addition to the CNN Health team, on preventing and delaying the development of type 2 diabetes:

Adding whole grains to your diet! Eating 3 servings (or 48 grams) …

Read More »

Breast Cancer Rates Drop When Women Add Fibre to Their Diet

A large study of postmenopausal women revealed that when women increased their intake of fibre they could guard against certain type of breast cancer.

By: Natasha Morgan

Here’s what the experts learned:
•    A diet rich in fibre affected only hormone receptor-negative tumors.
•    The kind of fibre women consumed made a difference.

Types of Breast Cancer Tumors
Breast cancer tumors are either hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor-negative. Hormone receptor-positive cells are fuelled by the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, while hormone receptor-negative cancer cells are not.

What Foods Contain Fibre?
All plant foods contain …

Read More »