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Fig Updates

From the Founder: November Reflections

For every kid who can’t eat the birthday cake. For every crying session in the grocery store. For every untimely bathroom trip. Fig is my way of bringing all of us together to make our lives easier. Many of you know I started Fig after my three-year-long diagnosis with IBS and SIBO back in 2017 […]

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Introducing the Fig App

Today we’re excited to announce that the beta version of the Fig App is now available for free on both iOS and Android in the US.  Our team started Fig after feeling overwhelmed by our various dietary restrictions (food allergies, IBS, histamine issues, intolerances, and more).  Fig (which stands for “Food is Good”) is meant to answer the question, “What […]

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Which foods contain lactose?

Lactose is a type of simple sugar and a FODMAP found naturally in milk and milk products. It’s broken down by an enzyme called lactase. Some people do not naturally produce lactase; this results in an inability to digest lactose (also known as lactose intolerance).

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General Health

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Oils

Oils prevent food from sticking to pans, allow roasted vegetables to become crispy, add moisture to baked goods, and provide salad dressings with their creamy mouthfeel. But not all oils are created equally. With so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the best one? Which oil should you use […]

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General Health

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

It’s no secret that consuming too much added sugar isn’t good for our health, but what about sugar replacements? Sugar-free foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners may seem like a healthier option, but are they really? And what about “natural” sugar replacements like stevia, monk fruit, and sugar alcohols? I’m here to give you […]

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General Health

How to Start Grocery Shopping Like a Dietitian

The key to eating nutritious meals (and navigating dietary restrictions) is planning ahead. Figuring out what to buy at the grocery store can seem overwhelming and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! As both a registered dietitian nutritionist and someone with dietary restrictions, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks over […]

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11 Tips for Coping With Dietary Restrictions Around the Holidays

The holiday season is often centered around bringing people together over meals and as a result, it can be a stressful time for those with dietary restrictions. What will you be able to eat? Will the host be offended if you refuse to try the dish they prepared? How do you clearly and tactfully communicate […]

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General Health

How to Incorporate More Fiber into Your Diet

As a registered dietitian, fiber is a topic that I’m frequently asked about. We all know that we should be eating fiber for our health, but what exactly does fiber do for us and how can we make sure we’re getting enough? Additionally, is it possible to eat too much fiber? I hope to clear […]

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A Dietitian’s Guide to Alternative Milks

Whether you’re dairy-free or simply prefer milk alternatives, navigating the milk alternative aisle can be confusing and overwhelming. From almond milk to oat milk, soy milk, pea milk, and more, there is certainly no shortage of dairy-free options. But not all milk alternatives are created equally. As a registered dietitian, I’m here to help walk […]

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