It's true: Certain foods can fight inflammation and hormone buildup, and help alleviate painful periods.
Nutritionists weigh in on how much fiber we need in a day, symptoms to look out for and what to do about it.
People who eat more fiber lower their risk of chronic diseases.
Eating X amount of fruits and veggies every day is recommended, but that doesn't mean you are getting all that you need. There are many nutrients that we are told most adults aren't getting enough of, and it could cause long-term issues if gone untreated.
There are many reasons to add pulses to your meals. They are tasty, versatile, inexpensive, and sustainable. If they can help with weight maintenance this would be the cherry on top.
If you eat like most Americans, you won't have any problem adding 8 or more grams of additional fiber to your diet.
You already know to avoid added sugars, but now the evidence is mounting that another type of carbohydrate may also be implicated in weight gain and diabetes risk -- starch.
While we can barely remember what we ate last week -- let alone a decade ago -- let's hope our brown-bagged school meals came with a side of bran, broccoli, beans, or berries.