A ‘feel-good’ food that really is!

A “gut feeling,” it turns out, may be more than just an expression. A new triple-blind study has found that probiotics – the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and kefir – can lighten your mood as well. Researchers from Lieden

An ounce of yogurt a day could reduce risk of diabetes by 18%! What?

Diabetes is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, specifically Type 2 Diabetes! In America, 1 of every 10 people over the age of 20 have diabetes with 90 to 95% having Type 2.  Type 2 Diabetes carries all the major

Granny Smith Apples – Won The Contest In Balancing Friendly Bacteria!

Granny Smith Apples

The topic today is about preventing obesity-related disorders.  What?!?  Where did that come from?  No, I haven’t forgotten what I was talking about.  The fact is Granny Smith Apples  … more than Red Delicious, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Fugi or

Artificial Sweeteners? They mess with your friendly bacteria!

When it comes to artificial sweeteners, the only good news is “No Calories”.  When you are watching your diet and counting calories, something that adds sweetness without adding calories seems like a good plan!!  Then again ….maybe not! Artificial sweeteners

Jerusalem Artichokes – a great source of Prebiotics!

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem artichokes are a great source of Prebiotics….  Prebiotics, not Probiotcs!  Surely you’ve heard about probiotics, the “friendly” group of bacteria that must live in our GI tract for our health and survival.   Read my fellow Oatie Linda’s blog about


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