Diet & Health

Article | Oct 14 2009
Whether waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, enjoying lunch with a refreshingly cold soft drink or relaxing in the evening with a cup of tea, these daily pleasures often have a common ingredient—caffeine. People have enjoyed foods and...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Favorably Reviewed by: The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) If you have gestational diabetes, you’re not alone. An estimated 4 percent of pregnant American women—or about 135,000 cases—are diagnosed with this condition each year,...
Article | Oct 12 2009
What is the goal of infant nutrition? The goal of infant nutrition is to promote optimal growth and development by providing a variety of nutritious foods. Babies need to be gradually exposed to a variety of tastes and textures geared to their...
Article | Sep 30 2009
  Q: What are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, who are they for, and how are they used? A: Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (...
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,...
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...
Media | Aug 24 2009
Data & Survey | Aug 11 2009
 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey....
Data & Survey | Aug 11 2009
 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey....
Data & Survey | Aug 11 2009
2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey....
Data & Survey | Aug 11 2009
2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey....
Article | Nov 23 2008
The potential health benefits of consuming adequate amounts of dietary fiber are diverse, just as the definitions of fiber and the foods that provide it are varied. A wealth of scientific evidence supports the Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
Article | Apr 30 2008
This IFIC Review provides background information on caffeine, examines its safety and summarizes key research conducted on caffeine and health. Topics addressed include caffeine and: heart disease, hydration, addiction, pregnancy, fertility and...
Article | Sep 30 2007
Research is evolving about the relationship of diet to cancer. Cancer is a very complex disease, having few definitive answers regarding its cause. Factors to be considered include: There are well over 100 different types of cancers, with many...
Article | Jul 31 2007
PDF Version Caffeine is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply. There is considerable knowledge of this compound, with centuries of safe consumption in foods and beverages. However, some questions and misperceptions...

Pages