Blog entry | Apr 20 2017
There are many foods that can have a positive effect on heart health, such as fruits and veggies, unsaturated fats and grains. They are vital to maintain a healthy weight, to regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure and to decrease the risk of a heart attack. With all these positive health benefits,...
Press Release | Apr 19 2017
(Washington, D.C.)—Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling has been named Vice President at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation.  She will lead the development of IFIC’s consumer insight research agenda and partnerships that support improved understanding of food, nutrition and health...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2017
News stories and day-to-day conversations about the use of pesticides to protect our food supply can easily get misconstrued and leave us feeling confused about the safety of the foods we eat. We’ve even discussed the use of pesticides in both organic and conventional farming, detailing how both methods...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed I was low on honey, and figured I would buy some more before running out and having nothing to sweeten my green smoothies and tea. I went online and perused what was available; there was raw honey, unfiltered honey, clove honey, blueberry honey, really there was every...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2017
Most people think about light, airy baked goods when it comes to the word “yeast”. However, yeast comes in many different forms with various purposes; one being nutritional yeast. Known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the scientific world, nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that is cultured...
Blog entry | Apr 07 2017
Nutrition advice often feels like it’s coming in from all angles during pregnancy. Everyone from your doctor to your great-aunt has an opinion on what you should, or shouldn’t, be eating. With all this advice coming from a variety of sources, it’s inevitable that there are some myths in the mix. This...
Blog entry | Apr 05 2017
If you’re a sports fan like me, then you were glued to the couch watching the Final Four and National Championship game this past week. March Madness is one of the greatest spectacles in sport. It rarely disappoints, and this year was no different. Congrats to the Tarheels, by the way! As I watched the...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2017
What are "process contaminants" in food?  What are 3-MCPDs (3-monochloropropanediol) and GEs (glycidol/glycidyl esters)?  How did they get there, and what do they mean for the safety of our food? These and other questions are discussed briefly in this educational podcast (and in a Q&A below)...
Blog entry | Apr 03 2017
Gluten-free, ancient grains have been the star of grocery store aisles and nutrition articles alike over the past few years, and they’re not leaving the spotlight any time soon.  We’ve discussed the gluten-free diet at length, so let’s dig into a new (or actually, really, really old) player on the scene...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2017
We’re rounding out National Nutrition Month, with a new Sound Science analysis. In fact, this Sound Science piece includes a double feature. Recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a pair of studies focused on a variety of health benefits associated with whole grain consumption...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Ever heard someone say they don’t consume sugar? Not that they don’t consume added sugars, but that they don’t eat any sugars? I have, and to be honest, it really makes no sense. Considering that sugars are naturally found in so many foods, how can they possibly eat a diet with absolutely none? In fact,...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2017
Fearing all fish? Cutting all coffee? Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be tough. But don’t despair! You don’t have to give up all your favorite foods or follow some crazy strict diet to eat healthy during pregnancy. The first step towards taking control of your eating habits during pregnancy...
Blog entry | Mar 27 2017
Humans have a long-lasting love affair with caffeine. How we consume it continues to evolve, but we have certainly found and created ways to do so for centuries, with tea being the earliest known caffeine-containing beverage, steeped in China in the 2700s BC. Why, after these thousands of years of...
Blog entry | Mar 22 2017
Did you know that 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water? Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But did you also know that only 2.5 percent of that water is fresh (doesn’t contain salt), and only 1 percent of that water is accessible to people? Water is essential for leading a healthy, happy life, and...

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