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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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Dried Fig Nutrition + Fig Nutrients for Everyday: #4FigsADay
by Lorelle Del Matto, MS, RDN, CD What do you know about fig nutrients? By eating just 4 figs a day, you benefit from dried fig nutrition. Learn more and get ideas for using Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs. Your healthy eating goal for 2022 just got a whole lot easier. Fig Nutrients: Adding #4FigsADay to your daily...
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Can Diabetics Eat Dried Figs?
by Mary Ellen Phipps, RDN Have you ever wondered, can diabetics eat dried figs? Year after year, one of the biggest myths in the diabetes world that just will not go away is that people with diabetes can’t eat fruit. And, especially dried fruit. BUT, this is just not true. So, can diabetics eat dried fruit? If you have diabetes...
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WFPB Nutrition: Dried Figs, Plant Based Fiber Superstar
California dried figs are a plant-based fiber superstar with a unique set of qualities that have earned them a high ranking in WFPB (whole food plant based) eating and plant-based pantries, including my own. This plump teardrop of a fruit houses a rich array of essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phytochemicals benefits that contribute to optimal...
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Figs and Blood Sugar: Get to Know the Glycemic Index of Figs
It’s no secret that fruit, both fresh and frozen, can help provide key nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Dried figs are the perfect snack to incorporate into your diet for their nutritional benefits, but especially for their sweet taste. Learn more about figs and blood sugar, and the glycemic index of figs. California dried figs are a sweet and...
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Brain Healthy Foods: How Dried Figs Are Good for Your Brain
by Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD The idea of brain healthy foods and how the foods we eat influence our brain health is a newer area of nutrition research. However, there’s growing evidence to suggest that not only do foods and nutrients play in the health of brain cells and their communication but potentially play a much bigger role than we...
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Dried Fig Nutrition: How Vitamin K and Calcium Duo in Figs for Healthy Bone Care
What do dried fig nutrition and bone care have in common? More than you may think! “Bones are hard and rigid”—a centuries-held assumption and myth. The reality is that bones are basically a living, growing and constantly changing tissue! Normally, we can’t feel what’s happening inside our bones, but bone mass, which is the amount of bone tissue in the...
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Let’s Talk Protein in Dried Figs
We chatter about fat and carbohydrate, but Americans are preoccupied with protein. It’s no surprise – protein is associated with positive outcomes like health, strength and performance. The word “protein” comes from the Greek “proteios” which means “first place.” And, protein in dried figs or protein in figs is something to add to the conversation. Plant protein is a hot...
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Foods in a Mediterranean Diet: Figs
Foods in a Mediterranean Diet: Figs
If you want to thrive like ancient Olympic athletes, you need to eat like one too. Do you know what Ancient Greek athletes ate before competitions? A handful of dried figs. It’s no wonder consuming foods in a Mediterranean diet can be increasingly beneficial for one’s health: it seems like they had it all FIGured out. If you’ve ever wondered...
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What Foods Contain Calcium: Dried Figs
“Calcium builds strong bones…” a phrase we have all grown up hearing but why is calcium important and what foods contain calcium? Are there fruits high in calcium and when thinking where we can get it in our diet, how can we start including those foods today? What is Calcium and Why is It Important? Calcium is a mineral found...
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