morroccan fish couscous packets with figs in chermoula spice
Mediterranean Diet
If you consider all of the eating styles around the world, you’ve probably heard of or perhaps even participate in the Mediterranean diet. And, for good reason. This eating style is recommended by RDs and nutritionists and centers on whole foods. Learn more about it and find Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes and ideas for every meal of the day below....
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whipped feta cottage cheese and figs
Fig Extract Benefits + Blood Sugar: A Future for Figs & Controlled Sugar Levels?
by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN At Valley Fig Growers, we’re always on the lookout for interesting information and new uses for figs. Recently a research article caught our attention that explored fig extract benefits, namely, how an extract of abscisic acid made from dried figs may provide health benefits (1). The study suggests that this extract may help to...
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Whipped Cottage Cheese Recipes: Mini Meals and Snacks
by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN, CD Protein-rich cottage cheese is having a moment right now. We recently jumped on the whipped cottage cheese trend, pairing it with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs in sweet and savory preparations, great for a mini-meal, appetizer, or snack like whipped cottage cheese dip. It’s a tasty blood sugar balancing combo for which you...
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turkey fig sandwich
Dried Figs + Foods Containing Tryptophan
You may be thinking, what is tryptophan?  Or, you’ve heard about foods high in tryptophan such as turkey which is often blamed for the “I need a nap” feeling after a big Thanksgiving feast. Stay tuned for an explanation – after a brief 411 answering the question I asked, and a chart of tryptophan food sources. Tryptophan is one of...
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acorn squash soup with apples and figs
Is Type 2 Diabetes Preventable: How Dried Figs Can Help during Pre-Diabetes Stage
by Annie Siegfried, MS, RDN Is type 2 diabetes preventable? Lifestyle and diet changes can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Prevention is key: If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes—high blood glucose levels that don’t get to the threshold of a diabetes diagnosis If you’re currently at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes because of excess weight or obesity,...
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How Copper + Dried Fig Iron Content Work in Tandem
by Annie Siegfried, RDN What do you know about dried fig iron content? Read on to learn more about dried figs iron content and then head to the bottom of the article for my brownie peanut butter fudge cups recipe. If you’ve been feeling weak and tired way too often, it could be due to iron deficiency. It’s the most...
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Figs: How to Add Fiber to Smoothie Bowls + Highly Slurpable Snacks
It’s no secret—or is it—that dried figs are a great source of fiber. If you’ve ever been curious about how to add fiber to smoothie bowls or other snacks, dried figs are the answer. Find more ideas of smoothies with figs and resources to learn more about the fiber in figs below. Ideas to Add Fiber to Smoothie Bowls +...
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Fruits that Give You Energy: Vegan Fig Smoothie Bowl
by Anna Rios, RD Fatigue is a common problem that many people struggle with. Energy levels are directly related to dietary habits and nutrition. Eating a balanced diet and including mostly whole foods can help improve energy levels. It’s a different way, perhaps to think about eating: focusing on foods to increase energy and motivation including fruits that give you...
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mushroom veggie taco bowls with figs
Mushroom Veggie Taco Bowls: Figs in a Vegan Lifestyle
by Anna Rios, RD If you eat plant-based and follow a vegan lifestyle, mushroom veggie taco bowl with fig salsa are for you. But maybe aside from the veggie taco bowls, you’re wondering, are figs vegan? Yes! So how do figs fit in a vegan lifestyle? What is Veganism The vegan lifestyle excludes animal products in food, clothes, and just...
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What is Intuitive Eating + Gentle Nutrition with Figs
by Hannah Magee, RD What is intuitive eating? Intuitive Eating is a self-care eating framework founded by Registered Dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Their book Intuitive Eating was first published in 1995, and is currently on its 4th edition. Intuitive Eating (IE) was born as a framework to help individuals improve their relationship to food and quit dieting for...
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Natural Plant-Based Sweetner: Dried Figs
by Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Trimming added sugars is on everyone’s mind these days. In fact, a recent survey found that 67% of Americans are limiting sugar in their diets. That’s a good thing, because Americans are eating way too much of the sweet stuff, which can contribute to health problems, like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease....
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Figs Nutrition: What You Need to Know about Figs Fiber
Dietary fiber occurs naturally in plants, helps provide a feeling of fullness, and is important in promoting healthy laxation. Fiber that occurs naturally in foods like figs may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Most Americans don’t get enough dietary fiber. Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs, both dark purple Mission and amber-colored Goldens,...
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