Ingredients & Nutrients

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...
Blog entry | Aug 27 2014
The food fear-mongers are at it again, and carrageenan is the latest ingredient in their sights. Despite their lack of any scientific degrees or credentials, some bloggers have managed to mobilize an entire “army” of readers to help eliminate...
Article | Aug 20 2014
Download the PDF to view the brochure Favorably reviewed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Do long, scary-sounding ingredient names on food labels make you wonder what’s in your food and why? This resource provides the answers!...
Blog entry | Aug 19 2014
The following article was published originally in the August/September 2014 issue of Sugar Producer magazine (click here to view, turn to p. 14) and is republished here with permission: According to a popular song from Mary Poppins, “A spoonful of...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
Sugar. How did this simple carbohydrate become a substance that generates such complex conversations and polarizing opinions? The increasing debate over sugars seems to have no plateau in sight. At issue is whether sugars uniquely contributes to...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
By the very nature of science, new research and new discoveries can complicate the quest for what might be considered a definitive “truth.” This is especially important when it comes to food and nutrition, because the best scientific evidence is...
Blog entry | Aug 12 2014
Every parent wants to feed their family safe, nutritious, and healthful foods. If you’ve seen recent news articles on grass-fed versus grain-fed meat, you’re probably left wondering how to choose what’s right to purchase for your house.  The short...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2014
Basketball fans were buzzing this week over LeBron’s reduced-carb diet and reported weight loss (because, hey, what else can you cover in the off-season?) Many of us non-sports stars are now asking, if the Sports Illustrated fittest athlete in the...
Press Release | Jul 17 2014
As you might already be aware, the Environmental Working Group has released a report titled, “How Much Is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health.” The report claims that young children are at risk of consuming too much...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2014
By: Megan Meyer, Microbiology and Immunology Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “How Much is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm...

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