Fiber: 4 Reasons It’s for You (Infographic)

Fiber is fabulous. Not only does it help prevent overeating, which keeps your waistline in check. It also provides insurance against some important chronic diseases by lowering your risk.  Find out which diseases fiber helps to fight below. And get tips from Preventive Medicine dietitian Mira Ilic, MS, RD, LD, on incorporating more fiber into … Read More

Recipe: Low-Fat Stuffed Peppers

These delicious stuffed peppers are made with ground turkey and include spinach, low-fat feta cheese and brown rice for great flavor. The insoluble fiber found in peppers and spinach is also great for keeping your digestive tract healthy, while brown rice can help control blood cholesterol levels. Another bonus: Spinach is high in calcium – … Read More

Try Fiber for Healthy Heart, Svelte Body

Most Americans, 90 percent of us, are missing something essential in their diets: fiber. A Cleveland Clinic study suggests that a diet high in cereal fibers such as oats, barley, and 100 percent whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower triglyceride levels, improve glycemic control and help you lose weight. Read the full story … Read More

Recipe: 2-Minute Super-Charged Oatmeal

If you want the benefits of oatmeal but think it takes too long to make in the morning, think again. This oatmeal recipe is hearty and fiber-rich, with pumpkin spice, fruit and nuts for sweetness and crunch, and it’s ready in two minutes! Make it in the microwave — what could be easier?

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How You Can Prevent Constipation in Your Kids

What can you do to help keep your kids from getting constipated? Lori Mahajan, MD, a pediatric constipation expert at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, shares some tips to prevent constipation in children. 1. Include fiber How much fiber is good enough? To figure out how many grams of fiber your child should consume each day, add five to their age. For … Read More

What Do Doctors and Dietitians Eat for Lunch?

When midday hits and the energy from breakfast is long gone, what do the experts eat to keep them going? This week in our “Eat Like the Experts” series, our doctors and registered dietitians answer another question: What do you eat for lunch? Grab and go “My afternoons at work are hectic — no time … Read More

Breakfast: Eat Like the Experts

Doctors and registered dietitians are used to giving advice on what you should eat to stay healthy. But what do they eat? We asked, and they answered. Over the next few weeks, we’ll give you a peek inside the daily eating habits of Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic’s featured experts in food and nutrition. First … Read More

Herb-Friendly Recipe: Cabbage Slaw with Basil

This colorful variation on coleslaw is heavy on fiber, vitamins, minerals and basil, a particularly healthy herb. Basil has a strong, sweet flavor with a hint of pepper and contains: Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage Infection-fighters that target bacteria Fire-fighters to reduce the inflammation at the root of many diseases Vitamin C to … Read More

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