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Posts tagged "fiber" (2)

Ingredient Spotlight: Dry Beans

April 7, 2018, 1:01 pm ARTICLES

The Nutrition
All types of beans—including black, cranberry, Great Northern, dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney, navy, pink, pinto, and small red—are good sources of protein, excellent sources of fiber, and
naturally fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Many types are also good sources of potassium. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating about 3 cups of legumes, including beans, per week. If you eat about ½ cup of beans every day, ...

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Dealing with Diverticulitis

October 19, 2017, 10:13 am ARTICLES

Living with Diverticulosis can be really challenging, especially during flare-ups. Life can be made a little easier with the right nutrition. The Basics Diverticulosis is a condition in which weak areas of the colon form pouches, or “diverticula”. It’s believed these diverticula are formed when high pressures occur in the colon. High pressures occur from straining to pass a bowel movement. Diverticulitis occurs when these pouches get inflamed, which is c...

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