Blog entry | Sep 28 2009
By Ann Bouchoux   Date: 9/29/09 On September 12, at the age of 95, Norman Borlaug died, leaving the world a much better place than he found it.  Dr. Borlaug, a plant scientist, did "more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself," according to the New York Times article...
Article | Sep 28 2009
What is fructose? Fructose is a monosaccharide, or single sugar, that has the same chemical formula as glucose but a different molecular structure. Sometimes called fruit sugar, fructose is found in fruit, some vegetables, honey, and other plants. Fructose and other sugars are carbohydrates, an important...
Article | Sep 28 2009
What is glycemic index?Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood glucose levels. All foods that contain carbohydrates, such as starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn), desserts, fruits, bread, pasta, and rice, can be tested for how they affect blood sugar levels after...
Article | Sep 28 2009
Favorably Reviewed By: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Think about foods you most enjoy eating. Chances are they contain some form of sugar. It could be the sugars in peaches fresh from the orchard, or the sugars contributing to the prized taste of your favorite ice cream. Indeed, most...
Article | Sep 22 2009
Background Interest in omega-3 fatty acids can be traced to observational studies of Greenland Inuits conducted in the late 1970s. The low occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in this Eskimo population was attributed to their traditional diet of marine animals and fish.1 Such food sources are rich...
Article | Sep 17 2009
The older population is about to "boom" much as they did when entering the world as “babies” some six decades ago.  The first of the “baby boomers” will turn 65 years old in 2011, with the last group turning the same age in 2029.  This means that by 2030, the 65 years and older population is expected to...
Article | Sep 17 2009
The older population is about to "boom" much as they did when entering the world as “babies” some six decades ago.  The first of the “baby boomers” will turn 65 years old in 2011, with the last group turning the same age in 2029.  This means that by 2030, the 65 years and older population is expected to...
Media | Aug 24 2009
Press Release | Aug 17 2009
(Washington, DC, August 18, 2009) —There’s a lot of misinformation brewing about caffeine, particularly when it comes to effects from consuming too many energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages. Some people claim they are “addicted” to caffeine, but experts say caffeine is not an addictive substance...
Article | Aug 17 2009
Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. These...
Article | Aug 17 2009
Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. These...
Article | Aug 17 2009
The importance of consuming long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has long been recognized by major international food and nutrition authorities, including the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic...

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