Monthly Archive: July 2016

Today’s Poor Food Choices Are Historical!

 

A recent article about our ‘love affair’ with food took a unique historical approach. Cornell University’s Andrew Weislogel, PhD.  And Brian Wansink, PhD. explored early European American Art and analyzed the food products depicted in 16th century paintings. The results revealed “our love affair with visually appealing, decadent, or status foods” and …

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Dietary Fiber…why is it important?

People generally think of increasing their fiber intake when they want to lose weight or alleviate constipation. Actually, adequate intake of dietary fiber is important for other reasons such lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and healthy weight management.

Fiber is plant based and is the portion of the plant that tends …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/07/22/dietary-fiberwhy-is-it-important/