Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
Making healthy food choices when living with diabetes If you have diabetes, or have a friend of family member with diabetes, you know that managing a healthy diet is key. You may hear many conflicting messages about the safety of alternative sweeteners and how much sugar and carbohydrates are OK to consume if you have […]
You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]
How to sneak extra fibre into your picnic, camping trip, or BBQ High-fibre foods help regulate your blood sugar and keep you fuller longer. This gives you longer-lasting energy and can help curb the desire to graze on less healthy snack foods all day. Also, fibre helps with digestion and keeps everyone “regular”, which is […]
Exploring the health benefits of California prunes, truly natures candy As an advocate for simple, yummy whole foods I am excited to share some of the good news from my client the California Dried Plum Board. Not only are California prunes a quick and delicious on-the-go snack, but trend setters and chefs from around […]