Nutrition Myths

Fiber

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Does fiber lower cholesterol?

Soluble fibers lower total and LDL cholesterol by a small amount. They also exert other actions that help reduce the overall risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

How many calories in fiber?

How many calories are in fiber?

Scientists have shown that an accurate measure for dietary fiber is 2 calories per gram of energy. This was adopted by most countries as a standard, except the U.S that still assigns 4 calories per gram of energy.

Types of nuts

Types of nuts

There are two definitions of a nut: botanical and culinary. The word "nut" is usually used in the culinary sense, not in the botanical sense.

What is flax?

What is flax? All about flax and flaxseeds

What is flax? Flax is a plant that is native to Western Asia. It has been used as early as 30,000 years ago. One of the earliest records of flax usage were in the Middle East by hunter-gatherers. Fibers from the wild flax plant were used to make...

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