Bittersweet: The Impact of Sugar Substitutes and Sugar Alcohols on our Gut Microbiomes

We’ve all been there: trying to cut back on calories or sugar content with the foods we eat. But it’s tough to resist the delicious sweet taste, especially for those of us who have sweet cravings! Sugar substitutes can be a popular addition to foods that have had their sugar removed, but the food companies want to still provide that sweet taste. I’m seeing sugar alcohols and substitutes popping up...

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Seasonal Segment: Put a SPRING in your step and microbiome with seasonal food.

Put a SPRING in your step by nurturing your microbiome with current seasonal foods. Happy (almost) spring! The first day of spring is on Saturday, March 20th. The transition into warmer weather brings a variety of delicious, in-season produce. Choose in-season fruits and vegetables to make for a more delicious, juicy, and flavorful experience! Another trick to tell which produce is in season is that it is typically on sale...

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Meal Prepping 101

By Tara Karr MS, RD, LDN, CDCES   Simply put—meal prepping making or preparing food in advance of when you plan to eat it. In other words, setting yourself up for nutritional success during the week! Let’s face it—even with the best of intentions, sometimes we put healthy eating on the back burner when short on time. We’ve all been there before. All of the sudden, it’s 6PM and you...

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The Science of Healthy Aging

Overview As we get older, the dream of sustaining good health for as long as possible is increasingly top of mind. Aging is a continual process, and right now, different scientific fields are working together to not only find a novel approach to increase lifespan but also to maximize the time we as humans spend disease-free. Reducing the length of time spent sick is associated with the new term: ‘Compression...

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What is the Link Between Gut Bacteria and Type 2 Diabetes?

  Overview The gut microbiome is a living ecosystem that exists deep within our gut and is intimately linked to our health. Like any ecosystem, the gut microbiome is vulnerable to change and these changes can either help or hurt us.  Decades of research have shown us that changes in our microbiome that increase the presence of specific types of bacteria may help protect us from conditions like Type 2...

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2021 Super Food Trends

New year, new food trends! Every year, there are new super foods that people flock to, and you can find them just about everywhere in the grocery stores! Remember a few years ago when Kale was king? You could (and still can) find kale pizza crusts, noodles, and other foods with kale added to it.The term “super food” doesn’t technically mean anything, and is largely a marketing term. Super foods...

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The State of Poop in America Survey

What we discovered about America’s potty habits. Everybody does it. Yet only half of us talk about it. It's time to dish the dirt...on pooping! As the makers of a probiotic that helps the body process fiber, we set out to better understand America's potty habits through a nationwide survey appropriately called The State of Poop in America.   Why is it so important to understand what kind of deuces...

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What you need to know about oats

Discover which oats are considered the best to regulate hyperglycemia. This guest post is written by Moe Brandi who holds an MSc in Food Innovation and Health and specializes in bioactive components in foods that improve human health. Her work centers around natural ingredients and a strong belief that food can be healthy, delicious, and gratifying at the same time. Oats come in many forms and variations, all with slightly...

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Everything You Need to Know About Lectins

  This guest post is written by Moe Brandi, who holds an MSc in Food Innovation and Health and specializes in bioactive components in foods that improve human health.  Her work centers around natural ingredients and a strong belief that food can be healthy, delicious, and gratifying at the same time.   “If you are familiar with the former heart surgeon, Dr. Steven Gundry, you have probably heard about the...

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How to diversify your diet

Why you should "eat the rainbow" for optimal health. This guest post is written by Moe Brandi who holds an MSc in Food Innovation and Health and specializes in bioactive components in foods that improve human health. Her work centers around natural ingredients and a strong belief that food can be healthy, delicious, and gratifying at the same time.We are increasingly losing diversity in our diets, though there are a...

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Feed your gut with sourdough

If you take care of your sourdough properly, it can live forever! This guest post is written by Moe Brandi who holds an MSc in Food Innovation and Health and specializes in bioactive components in foods that improve human health. Her work centers around natural ingredients and a strong belief that food can be healthy, delicious, and gratifying at the same time. Sourdough is something everyone is talking about right now....

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A sports dietitian shares how glucose levels affect energy levels

Plus, her top tips for the everyday athlete. We recently chatted with Anna Turner, MS, RD, CSSD who is currently working as a Sports Dietitian for St Vincent Sports Performance in Indiana. She works with a variety of teams and clients including Butler men's and women's basketball, the Indiana Fever basketball team, and the Colts football team. Her goal is to ensure that every athlete has the basics of sports...

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