July 16, 2015

We all know fruits are healthy, but do we know precisely why?

 

 

 Pears are a great source of one of life's little miracles...soluble fiber.  Turns out not all fiber is the same. Soluble fiber absorbs water, as well as excess cholesterol in the gut, which has a generally appreciated softening effect on the stool.  

A pear generally contains between 3-4 grams of soluble fiber, and research has shown that...

July 10, 2015

What do guinea pigs, greater short-nosed fruit bats, red vented bulbul songbirds and primates of the Anthropoidea suborder (including humans) have in common?

 

We have all been excluded from the awesome enzyme party.  L-gulonolactone oxidase enzyme to be precise. 

 

Why is this relevant enough to be in a blog post, you ask? Well, because us Snack Ninjas also moonlight as Nutrient Nerds, so get ready to get sch...

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