Tag Archives: digestion

Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Fiber is the stuff that makes your digestion hum, but the average American ingests less than half of the recommended amount per day. Most of us easily manage about 12 grams, but recommendations for optimal health range from 20 to 35 grams of dietary ...
7 Great Probiotics for Kids

7 Great Probiotics for Kids

I didn’t know much about probiotics before I became a mom—then, I gave birth to an adorable little boy who spent the first two years of his life either developing or recovering from an ear infection. That bright pink Amoxicillin suspension usually ch ...
5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

Papaya is an orange, oblong fruit with a sweet flavor and a buttery texture. Christopher Columbus referred to papaya as the “fruit of the angels.” Considering all of the fruit’s nutritional benefits, we’d have to agree that p ...
Mastic Gum For an Upset Gut

Mastic Gum For an Upset Gut

If you occasionally get indigestion after eating a big (or unhealthy) meal, you might want to give mastic gum a try. Thought to promote healthy digestion, this natural resin is produced by the leaves of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, grown for centurie ...
Fennel Seed Fever

Fennel Seed Fever

People joke about the crazy things they carry in their purses…well, you know what I’ve got in my purse? A tiny bag fennel seeds. I chew on them all day long. For one reason, I love the flavor—delicate, spicy-sweet, nutty, kind of like black licorice. ...