Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds seem to be popping up in every grocery store, and on the menu of every hot brunch spot. What ARE they though? Are they even good for you? If you plant them will they grow into Shrek’s hair? (Answer: Yes, Chia Pets use the same chia seeds, for real!) Chia seeds, which are native…

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Tempeh

What is it? Tempeh is typically a cultured cake of soybeans. It’s been a staple food in Indonesia for centuries. Tempeh is made by cooking soybeans and culturing them overnight. During this time the beans are covered with a thick, white mat of mycelia that binds them together into a solid cake. The next day,…

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Constipation

Constipation is defined by many people as moving their bowels a certain number of times in a week. In fact, frequency is of less importance than the degree of discomfort associated with the passage of stools or the total absence of an urge to have a bowel movement. When a person is constipated, intestinal contractions…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS, also known as spastic colon, mucous colitis, and nervous bowel, affects 15% to 20% of the adult population. It afflicts twice as many women as men, usually developing in late adolescence or early adulthood. The condition is characterized by intermittent periods of constipation or diarrhea, often accompanied by bloating or abdominal pain. Helpful Supplements…

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