Oceanside Nutrition
Matt Priven, MS RDN
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An Ode to Fiber

Fiber has a bit of a stigma. When we think of fiber, we tend to think of Metamucil powder and the bowel habits of the elderly. I’ll go so far as to say that fiber is the most overlooked aspect of food. Protein has certainly had its time in the sun. Fat is now having a real moment. Carbohydrates are constantly embroiled in media controversy. But fiber is standing in the back, maintaining a stoic disposition, while the world underestimates its potential... 


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Thoughts On Belgium's New Food Pyramid

Belgium has a new food pyramid, which is worth taking a look at. The Flemish Institute for Healthy Living presented their new guide last month, featuring an inverted pyramid design. This format puts the foods you should eat “more” of at the top and food to eat “less” of at the bottom. There is a separate red circle for foods that should be eaten “as little as possible,” which includes candy, soda, pizza, alcohol, processed meats, and added salt. Also of note, the pyramid encourages drinking mostly water...


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