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The Diverticulitis Diet: What You Need to Know

Submitted by admin on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:41

If you have diverticulitis, the most serious form of diverticulosis, eating the right foods can help you feel better faster. Diverticulosis is a condition in which small pouches—also known as diverticula—bulge out from the colon (the lower part of the large intestine). It's believed to be caused by habitually consuming a low-fiber diet, coupled with a genetic predisposition to the disease. Your risk of developing diverticulosis increases with age, with about half of all people over age 60 having some form of it.

What Is Resistant Starch?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:53

Repeat after us: not all carbs are bad. Resistant starch is one of the good guys. It's a type of carbohydrate found in bananas (it's is even higher in green bananas), potatoes and whole-wheat pasta. Unlike simple carbs, like white bread, that break down into sugars in the small intestine, resistant starch "resists" digestion, staying intact until arriving at the large intestine. There, bacteria use it as fuel, releasing beneficial compounds (specifically, short-chain fatty acids) that may improve your gut microbiome and help keep you slim.

How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:04
How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Guidelines for Prepping, Blanching & Freezing Produce

This summer, head out to a pick-your-own farm to stock up on fresh berries or put up your bumper crop of broccoli, peas or peppers. On the following pages we’ll show you how to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their nutritional peak, so you can use them throughout the year.