Latest Dietary fiber Stories

Potential Food Source Created From Non-food Plants By Virginia Tech Research Team
2013-04-16 10:10:34

Virginia Tech This new development opens the door to the potential that food could be created from any plant, reducing the need for crops to be grown on valuable land that requires fertilizers, pesticides, and large amounts of water A team of Virginia Tech researchers has succeeded in transforming cellulose into starch, a process that has the potential to provide a previously untapped nutrient source from plants not traditionally thought of as food crops. Y.H. Percival Zhang, an...

2013-04-15 23:01:34

Glassman encourages everyone to think fiber five times per day to effectively boost fiber intake Easton, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Konsyl Fiber, the top doctor recommended all-natural psyllium fiber supplement, has joined nutrition expert Keri Glassman, RD, to help educate people on the importance of fiber and its numerous health benefits. Fiber is important for overall health and wellness, can help lower blood cholesterol and prevent cardiac disease, as well as manage blood sugar levels...

Stroke Risk Lowered By Adding More Fiber To Your Diet
2013-03-29 09:06:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Any parent who has difficulty convincing their children to eat their vegetables now has some powerful new evidence at their disposal. According to a new study in the journal Stroke, eating more fiber leads to a reduced risk for suffering a first-time stroke. For every additional 7 grams of fiber eaten, an individual´s risk of a suffering a stroke for the first time drops by 7 percent, according to the study, which was based on...

2013-03-08 23:00:07

Headlines in recent news imply Colorado company, EnviroTextiles, federally approved to grow hemp Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 On the morning of March 7, 2013, several articles were published that implied that EnviroTextiles had gained the authority to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. "As more media outlets picked up and summarized the original story, the facts became even more inaccurate." stated EnviroTextiles founder Barbara Filippone. The articles immediately stirred up...

2013-03-07 23:01:02

For the country´s growing senior population, a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in dairy, saturated fat and refined sugar is best. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Whether we want to believe it or not, none of us are getting any younger. And because of that, it´s important to know that nutritional requirements change as the body ages. Metabolism slows, taste and smell senses diminish, digestion slackens, and the body generates less saliva and...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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