Topic “Fiber”

By Mary MacVean (Los Angeles Times)

From kitschy gift to kitchen darling, chia is having another 15 minutes of fame. And this time, it’s not slathered on clay “pets.”

Chia seeds have become popular for their omega-3 fatty acids and fiber content. With their neutral taste, they can be consumed in many ways — now they’re even showing up in processed foods such as chips and...

By Katie M. Ellis (Standard-Examiner)

You’ve probably heard the folk tale about those magic beans — but even in the real world, there may be some truth to the notion. Because, if there’s one thing nutrition enthusiasts agree on, it’s that beans are wonderfully good for you.

“Despite myriad differences in shape, sizes, colors, textures and flavors, beans are surprisingly...

By Katie M. Ellis (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

If there were a pill that could help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol and prevent cancer, would you take it?

You can get all that, and more, from fiber — yet most Americans get less than half of what they need each day.

“Diet analysis of my students shows that fiber intake is generally low,” said Rod Hansen, associate...