Fitness & Wellness

Blog entry | Apr 05 2016
Diabetes is one of the “big four” non-communicable diseases, along with cancers, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory diseases.  In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide nearly one in 10 adults live with...
Blog entry | Mar 22 2016
You made it through Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, successfully navigating the high-calorie holidays without losing track of your healthy eating plan. Then … bam! Easter. It sneaks up on you, and suddenly you’re faced with baskets full of...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
March 8 is International Women’s Day. To commemorate this important day,  we pulled together our favorite posts that celebrate women. Explore how women are changing the face of agriculture, standing up for science, and being mindful of the unique...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
When it comes to healthy eating, there are a lot of misconceptions—from how much protein to consume, to the belief that fats necessarily make you fat, and even confusion over food preparation and safety. At Food Insight, we challenge ourselves to...
Blog entry | Feb 25 2016
How would you describe your diet? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? Do you strictly live off potatoes? Ron Swanson was a major supporter of eating an abundant amount of breakfast foods. You could fill an encyclopedia with terms people use to describe their...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
This is the second part of a Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson on protein. Click here to check out part one! 8. When should Americans consume protein? As noted earlier, Americans should consume protein throughout the day in spaced out intervals, for...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2016
Protein is a big focus in media headlines and on food labels. But in the foodie and fitness communities, myths are swirling around about protein use and consumption. Luckily, we are able to bust some of these myths with Dr. Jared Dickinson,...
Blog entry | Jan 21 2016
When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods can deliver all of these results. But it can be hard for us to see their true value when headlines vilify packaged foods. Well this is our headline, “don’t automatically judge a...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2016
This is the season for New Year’s Resolutions and at the top of so many people’s list is something related to health. Whether it’s eat more fruits and veggies, run a 5K, or sign-up for an aerobics class, health-based New Year’s Resolutions are...
Blog entry | Jan 07 2016
Ahh, sleep. We all know it’s important. But when we are stressed or busy, sometimes it’s the first thing to fall by the wayside. New research suggests that lack of sleep doesn’t just make us cranky, it may also increase our calorie consumption. The...
Press Release | Jan 06 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation today applauded the food-based, total-diet approach of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)—released today by the federal government—to help Americans meet recommended dietary...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2016
Can’t find time for exercise in your tight schedule? Then we have good news for you: Shorter workouts can still burn plenty of calories and make you fitter. Does it sound too good to be true? Turns out, it’s not. A recent abstract presented at the...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2015
According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2015 Food and Health Survey, just 29 percent of respondents made a New Year’s resolution for 2015. The good news is that those who did make a resolution were ambitious and...
Blog entry | Dec 23 2015
We're almost at the year's end, but we went back and found our favorite Food Insight blog posts of 2015. 1. 4 Nutrients to Eat for Better Skin & Hair Ever wonder how some people achieve smooth skin and strong, shiny hair? While most assume it’s...

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