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    January 24, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Soluble Fiber Beta-Fructans May Help With Bowel Movements

    Beta-fructan is a type of soluble dietary fiber found in fruits and vegetables. A recent study suggests that supplementation with beta-fructans may help with digestion, stool frequency, and stool consistency. For this study, researchers examined data in 47 peer-reviewed studies...

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  • May 7, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Pistachios Promote Good Gut Health

    Recent studies have shown that nuts provide a wide range of health benefits, from preventing heart disease and diabetes to strengthening bones. The latest study suggests that pistachios in particular could potentially help maintain good important gut microbes. The study...

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  • March 20, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Wheat Bran Extract May Improve Gut Health

    The digestive system is very complex, being made up of 7 different organs and helped by 5 more organs. Any gut malfunction can adversely affect health. A new study indicates that wheat bran extract can help keep your gut in...

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  • February 9, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Probiotic Sales Expected to Double in the United States

    Probiotic supplements and probiotic foods are gaining popularity worldwide as research links them to more health benefits every year. In the United States alone we can expect spending on probiotics to double over the next five years, according to the...

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  • January 17, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Vegetarians Show Healthier Gut Flora

    If you're having digestive problems, you may want to consider adding more grains and vegetables and less meat to your diet. According to researchers at the University Hospital in Tubingen, Germany, the high fiber content of a vegetarian diet may...

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  • September 13, 2011 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Probiotics May Boost Immune System Function by 50%

    Probiotics may boost your immune system’s disease fighting capabilities, according to a new joint study conducted by the Health and Nutrition Division at Chr. Hansen in Denmark, the Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan, and the University of Southampton in England....

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  • August 25, 2011 Emma McGowan

    Daily Consumption of Prunes May Help Improve Bone Health

    As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to losing bone mineral density, which may lead to increased fractures and osteoporosis. A recent study from Florida State University suggests that eating dried plums daily can keep your bones strong and...

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