Fiber: the more the better? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:39 — 3.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS A recent study claims everyone — regardless of age, gender or physical size — should eat 30 grams of fiber a day. Is that even reasonable? Do fiber supplements count?

Fiber 101 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:47 — 3.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHave you ever made a purchasing decision based on one of these food label claims? Contains Fiber! More fiber than [fill in the blank] ! Added Fiber! With [fill in the blank] grams of fiber! High Fiber! You may […]

Walk Talk Nutrition talks chia seed Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:48 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSChia seeds are promoted as a health food.  Is it a valid claim? Like flax, chia is high fiber and has significant omega-3 fatty acid content. It’s also a reasonably good source of iron and magnesium. Unlike flax, it’s […]

Why are bananas demonized?

What’s up with those anti-banana ‘belly-fat’ ads? If fruit could sue for slander, bananas would hire an army of lawyers.  Those anti-banana belly-fat ads are everywhere.  The implication: bananas cause belly fat.   Sadly they even pop up on this website, despite my best efforts to block them.  Strangely, clicking on one of those ads […]

Does fiber boost weight loss? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:10 — 2.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSketchy interpretation of a recent study. You may have seen the headlines recently “To Lose Weight.. Focus on Fiber“.   This idea is not new.  It’s been around for decades.  So when I saw the recent headlines, I thought […]

Featured food: baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are the perfect winter comfort food. They’re also healthy.   A plain medium (5-inch) baked potato, including the high fiber skin, has: 165 calories (less than a cup of rice or pasta) 4.4 grams protein almost 4 grams fiber close to 1000 mg potassium, almost 1/4 of daily recommended intake significant vitamin C, […]

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