4 Low Fiber Diet Signs & How to Eat More Fiber

Fiber isn’t exactly the sexiest topic (let’s be honest, when you hear “fiber” it is near impossible not to think of poop). But lack of sexiness aside, packing plenty of fiber into your meals is an extremely important part of healthy eating.

“It is essential for good digestion and keeps your gut microflora healthy and happy,” says Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition expert and author of Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen. Fiber also helps reduce your risk of chronic diseases—including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes—and keeps your cholesterol in check, adds Jennifer Martin-Biggers, PhD, MS, RDN, the VP of scientific affairs and education at Hum Nutrition.

And indeed, the shorter-term symptoms of a low fiber diet can be unpleasant to say the least. “There is, of course, the fact that when you don’t eat enough fiber, you can go for days without pooping—and that just doesn’t feel

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Dorchester Food Co-op looking toward 2022 grand opening

Local “It’s definitely great to be at this stage where we’re only about a year away from a grand opening." A rendering of the Dorchester Food Co-op. Rendering by CoEverything, courtesy of Dorchester Food Co-op Racism and obesity are inextricably linked, says a Harvard...

Jennifer Aniston’s go-to collagen powder is hugely discounted right now

Photo credit: Gregg DeGuire - Getty ImagesIf there's one thing we know about Jennifer Aniston's healthy lifestyle, it's that she swears by collagen powder – specifically that from Vital Proteins (and yes, you can get Vital Proteins in the UK!). Well, given that she's a board member and brand ambassador, it's hardly surprising... but if she really does mix it in with her coffee or smoothie each morning, to maintain a youthful glow, strengthen joints and bones, and boost her hair and nails, then it sure looks like it works.During a recent product launch, the Friends star said, "I have had a passion for health and wellness for years [but] I know this topic can be overwhelming, so through this campaign I want to show simple ways to incorporate collagen into your daily life."She then added, "For me, it’s adding it to my morning coffee and replenishing after a workout, but there is truly an option for everyone."Collagen powder is certainly having a moment right now, and if you've been...

Building Better Caregivers workshop to begin

Healthy Living for ME is offering a free, six-week, interactive workshop titled Building Better Caregivers. The upcoming workshop is scheduled to run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, July 26 through Aug. 30, with classes held via Zoom. During this workshop caregivers are...

Nets plan to extend Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden deals

The Nets can extend the Big 3 to long-term deals this offseason. But it could be challenging, and it’s guaranteed to be expensive. Still, GM Sean Marks made it sound as if that’s the plan. “It’s probably too early to begin discussing what their futures are, [but]...

Gear Up for Summer Riding

After a few too many months of Zwifting, riding solo, or maybe even taking a break from cycling (you are not alone!), the time has come to rejoin group rides and race again or for the first time. Finally, with vaccination rates on the rise, connecting with others on...

7 Tips That Helped Me Maintain Weight in an IBD Flare-Up

Remember that you are worthy of your own love, no matter how you look or feel.While most symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are invisible, weight loss is an extremely visible one that takes a physical and mental toll on those who experience it.Maintaining...

Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of this anti-thinning hair shampoo with over 4,000 five-star reviews

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No matter if you’re young or old, hair thinning is something that can happen to anyone. In fact, 85% of men will experience “significantly thinning hair” by age 50 and 40% of all hair loss sufferers are women. But even though thinning hair may be difficult to manage, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a healthier looking mane.

That’s one reason why Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of this anti-thinning hair shampoo by Pura D’or. It’s a hair wash specifically designed to help reduce hair thinning “by promoting hair strength and thickness.”

With just over 4,000 five-star reviews, many shoppers have hailed it as a worthwhile product if

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How to Break Bad Money Habits You Learned From Your Parents

An image of a group of 20 dollar bills.Getty Images. Whether we like it or not, we learn a lot from our parents-including how we handle money. In fact, 30 percent of our financial behavior-good and bad-can be attributed to genetics, according to a 2015 study by the...

Michelle Obama announces campaign to feed 5,500 Detroit families

Detroit — The Partnership for a Healthier America, with its honorary chair Michelle Obama, announced Tuesday its "Pass the Love" campaign will deliver meals to families facing food insecurities in Detroit.Over four weeks in July, 5,500 Detroit families will receive...