AIM Products and Cardiovascular Health

The Cardiovascular System The cardiovascular system transports oxygen, nutrients, hormones and cellular waste and is comprised of the heart, blood and veins.  The term cardiovascular disease refers to a series of illnesses that can affect this system. Many health problems related to the cardiovascular system have been dubbed “lifestyle diseases” because they stem from badContinue reading “AIM Products and Cardiovascular Health”

Fiber Linked to Decreased Risk of Diabetes in Large-Scale Study

New research out of Europe has linked the increased consumption of cereal fiber to a reduced risk of diabetes. This isn’t the first time that scientists have found an inverse link between a high fiber diet and diabetes. However, the study–The EPIC-InterAct–is the world’s largest study of type 2 diabetes. Over 350,000 people participated inContinue reading “Fiber Linked to Decreased Risk of Diabetes in Large-Scale Study”

15 Fantastic Fiber Facts

1. The average person only gets 15 g of fiber a day. 2. The recommended amount of fiber is 20-35 g per day. 3. Fiber comes exclusively from plants. 4. There are two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fiber.  Although both are necessary, soluble breaks down in water and insoluble does not. 5. InsolubleContinue reading “15 Fantastic Fiber Facts”

Want to Lose Weight? Eat More Fiber, Study Says

For those of you struggling to maintain the American Heart Association Diet, there seems to be a more satisfying and similarly effective alternative: the high-fiber diet.  Researchers at the University of  Massachusetts Amherst found that people on the high-fiber diet were able to lose nearly as much weight as those on calorie-restrictive diets like the oneContinue reading “Want to Lose Weight? Eat More Fiber, Study Says”