Ingredients & Nutrients

Article | Oct 16 2014
Today’s foods and beverages contain many different ingredients that perform a variety of specific functions, including to improve our food’s taste, texture, nutrition, convenience, safety, and affordability. While there is more than one path to...
Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
We love to see key nutrients like protein get some time in the spotlight, but Buzzfeed’s latest nutrition listicle is showing that not everyone with a set of GIFs is qualified to give health advice.   It seems like this list is mixing and matching...
Article | Oct 15 2014
Scientists and consumers alike are asking, “What is the deal with fat?” Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest? And we eat food, not just fats—so what should we...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
Packaged foods, also referred to as processed foods, have been getting a bad rap for a while now. It seems every day that there are new fad diets or guidance that encourages us to avoid all processed foods. "Processed" may be the new four-letter...
Media | Oct 01 2014
Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, has gotten a pretty bad rap. In fact, MSG is one of the most extensively researched substances in the food supply. Numerous international scientific evaluations have been undertaken over many years, involving hundreds...
Blog entry | Sep 25 2014
Megan Smith, @meganmichel33, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern Thank goodness caffeine exists in this world. What would we do without that extra little boost that makes us feel so happy and productive?   But are all forms of caffeine created...
Blog entry | Sep 18 2014
Here we go again. Researchers with a study of dubious relevance and so-so design said "jump," and many media said "how high?" Now, please bear with me here. This is a rather long post, but it's an important one. The scientific brouhaha du jour ...
Article | Sep 17 2014
News Background from the IFIC Foundation September 17, 2014 – A study published today in the journal Nature suggesting an adverse impact of low-calorie sweeteners (also commonly referred to as non-nutritive or artificial sweeteners, or sugar...
Artificial sweeteners
Article | Sep 17 2014
Low-calorie sweeteners have a long history of safe use in a variety of foods and beverages, ranging from soft drinks to puddings and candies to table-top sweeteners. They are some of the most studied and reviewed food ingredients in the world today...
Blog entry | Sep 03 2014
Been hearing some crazy news about caffeine lately? So have we! That's why we were keen to check out this infographic by Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK. It shows just how much coffee, water, and alcohol would be 'potentially toxic' at...

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