Diet and nutrition may affect the development and progression of diseases of the oral cavity which, in turn, can affect nutritional status. Throughout life, nutrition and oral health are interdependent and influence individuals' overall health status in numerous ways.
In recent years, low-fat, reduced-fat and fat-free foods have become a staple in the diets of Americans seeking to lead healthier lifestyles. Lower fat foods not only can help reduce fat intake, but calories as well. How are lower fat foods made? The following list of commonly-asked questions and their answers provides insight into the challenges faced in reducing the fat in foods, and the solutions food manufacturers have discovered to provide satisfying foods that make it easier for many peopl
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 source of energy for the body.
The Acceptable Daily Intake is defined as the amount of a food additive that can be ingested daily in the diet without appreciable risk on the basis of all facts known at the time. &amp;quot;Without appreciable risk&amp;quot; refers to the practical certainty that injury will not result, even after a lifetime of experience.
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 people enjoy the sweet taste of sugars. But taste is only one of the important roles sugars play in food. For example, sugars help preserve jams, cereals, cakes, candies, cookies and drinks. Sugars also help produce the tender, moist texture of cakes and the golden
Agriculture has made a tremendous contribution to the quality of American life. It is not just an industry, it is the foundation of our civilization. Agriculture provides the basic essentials for living: the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the clothing we wear, and the materials for our homes. Without agriculture, we would have none of these.
Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life (the other two are proteins and fats). They are found in a wide range of foods that bring a variety of other important nutrients to the diet, such as vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.
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 in omega-3 fatty acids called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
This article, which focuses on protein and sarcopenia, is the second in a series of articles examining an expanded role for protein and health.
Foodborne illness outbreaks have been a regular feature in the news lately
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
In this video we ask people their thoughts on food safety. Here's what they had to say...
More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.