PSA: A single bag or container is not necessarily a single portion size. Yep, that’s right! Sometimes there can be MORE than one serving in there. I feel this is an important reminder because just recently my hubby, who you would think living with me would know better, was very proud of a purchase of “candy” (or something close to it) that according to him was only 100 calories for the entire bag! Too good to be true? Indeed! If hubby had read the nutrition facts label he would of seen that there were FOUR servings in that small bag. So, let this be a gentle reminder to READ food labels. And that hubby was buying “candy” is a story for another time! Yikes!
In this week’s The Keri Report:
- You Ask, I Answer: What are prebiotics and do I need to buy a supplement?
- People are drinking collagen for its anti-aging benefits, but how safe is it?
- The best healthy travel snacks, according to dietitians and nutritionists.
You Ask, I Answer: What are prebiotics and do I need to buy a supplement?
Simply put – prebiotics are food for probiotics. In other words, in order for probiotics (aka the good bacteria) to flourish in your gut they need to feed on something. That something is prebiotics. These prebiotics include, but are not limited to: grains, legumes, oats, bananas, berries, onions, leeks, garlic and asparagus. Most people who follow a well-balanced diet that includes fiber-rich foods are naturally consuming prebiotics daily and therefore no need to supplement. If for some reason they are on a restrictive diet they should consult with a registered dietitian to discuss further.
Thank you Gertrude for asking me to address this!
I have to admit if i hear “anti-aging” my ears perk up. First because I wish it was true, and second, because I usually know it isn’t! That’s kind of how it is with me and collagen. I so want to believe that all I need to do is pour some powder in a liquid, drink it, and my wrinkles will diminish. But alas, that is not the case. On the other hand there is some promising research about its ability to help alleviate knee pain in individuals with osteoarthritis. Hey, I don’t think drinking it will do any harm, except perhaps to your wallet.
The best healthy travel snacks, according to dietitians and nutritionists. – NBC News Better
Traveling this summer? Even just a day trip? These snacks compiled by my pal, Samantha Cassetty, will surely come in handy. I have to admit though, I am not always the best at doing this. When my kids were younger I never let us leave on a road trip without snacks in tow. NOW, I kinda just wing it, leaving snack options in the hands of gas stations. I think I do this because whenever I do pack a snack I typically end up eating it within 20 minutes of departure. For some reason, knowing it’s there just makes me want it more! Anyway — I do think you should all do as Sam suggests and be prepared! Happy and healthy travels!