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Have you ever walked into a smoothie shop and wondered what is that green grass-looking plant sitting on top of the counter with the fruits and protein powders? Well, turns out, it is wheatgrass, and if you are like me, before writing this blog, I had no idea if it had any health benefits. Turns...
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The late great Yogi Berra had a way with words. My personal favorite Yogism, “It’s deja vu all over again,” never made more sense than today. Once again, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an opinion on the safety of sucralose. News flash (insert sarcastic pause), it’s still safe...
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Download Full Survey Survey: Nutrition Information Abounds, But Many Doubt Food Choices IFIC Foundation 12th Annual Food and Health Survey Also Finds That a “Health Halo” Could Be Causing Flawed Food Decisions; Attitudes About Food Vary Widely by Age WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans are consuming food...
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  Boomers and Older Americans: The Health-Driven Generations   As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examimined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation,...
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Recently, we’ve seen a number of stories about food recalls, from potential Salmonella in potato chips to golf ball pieces in hash browns.  Whether you hear about them from your favorite news channel or see them as the latest trending topic on Twitter, food recalls are a frequent issue that affects...
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While training for my first marathon, I had heard the term “hitting the wall” in long distance running, but of course, I thought that it would never happen to me. Well, it turned out, that was far from the truth. Even with my nutrition knowledge, I underestimated the importance of nutrition when...
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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2017 Food & Health Survey, “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values,” marks the 12th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. This year, the survey investigates important...
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When it comes to preventing food waste and eating more sustainably, we all need to pitch in. From farm to fork, there is a lot of work that goes into creating a more sustainable food supply. Food production practices that conserve natural resources and also ensure shelf-life are the first steps to...
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From Vitamin A to Zinc, there are so many vitamins and minerals in foods that are important to our health. It can be hard to keep track of what vitamin is beneficial for which body function and most importantly, where to find these important nutrients in food. These fact sheets provide all the info...
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Did you say “Satanism?” If you’re looking for a blog about the religious figure of evil, you’ve come to the wrong place. This blog is about seitan (pronounced “say-tan”), the vegetarian and vegan-friendly meat-alternative. But Seitan isn't just for those avoiding meat, it is a worthwhile source of...
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The Earth’s water, energy and land resources support all life in many different ways. With scientific advances, these resources are being used in sustainable ways to provide us with healthy and safe foods. Farmers, scientific researchers and consumers all play a role in sustainably supporting our...
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The IFIC Foundation, along with more than 170 other organizations, has partnered with the March for Science movement. The March, scheduled for April 22, 2017, is the first step in a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. It is a...
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It’s pretty easy to find an article touting the latest one-off study saying “X food will cure cancer” and then find another article saying “X food will cause cancer.” While reporting these findings is extremely important, often, the evidence from totality of science is overlooked, and conclusions...
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A new study has examined the associations between consumption of beverages sweetened with sugar and/or low-calorie sweeteners and stroke or dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This particular observational study (drawing on the Framingham Heart Study cohort) relied on responses to Harvard...

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