Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Dec 07 2015
This year IFIC partnered with a variety of health and wellness focused sites, like Azumio, The Muse, Lifehack, Runtastic, and MyFitnessPal, to author more than 25 articles. Many of these sites also possess an app feature. See below for our top 10...
Blog entry | Dec 02 2015
With the holidays in full swing around here, I am always looking for ways to “health-ify” my diet as more indulgent foods seem to creep on to my plate. Turns out that a class of antioxidants called 'flavonoids' are just what I am looking for....
Blog entry | Dec 01 2015
Last year, the FACTS network was still in its infancy. This year, all your input and support has made us better and better. To celebrate a great year of working together, here are our 10 favorite pieces of 2015.   1. How Quinoa Affects Your Body In...
Blog entry | Nov 30 2015
With the holidays coming up, I find myself looking at drool worthy recipes to create for friends and family get-togethers. Growing up, food has been something that brought our family together and allowed us to slow down and appreciate spending...
Blog entry | Nov 24 2015
Chances are, you or someone you know has diabetes or prediabetes – and it might be undiagnosed. As of 2012, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed and 8.1 million were undiagnosed. Another 86 million...
Blog entry | Nov 23 2015
You may have seen it on fitness websites or on your Facebook newsfeed: the laundry list of foods that registered dietitians “won’t eat.” The list is usually about a mile long and contains any food product that’s not a leafy green, an “ancient grain...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2015
No-Shave November is in full swing! Whether you have a handlebar mustache, Viking beard, or soul patch, the goal of every No-Shave participant is the same: to raise both awareness and funding for cancer prevention and treatment. So while you are...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2015
I often tell people I’m addicted to chocolate, sleep and ballet class. If there is chocolate nearby, I don’t even try to resist it – I eat it. I crave quality sleep every night – I really like eight hours, but can function on six if I have to. And...
Blog entry | Nov 12 2015
The Road to No PHO: Here's How It TRANSPired from Food Insight Fats are a critical component of the diet, ranging from basic biological functions in metabolism maintenance as well as supporting glowing skin and shiny hair. Recently, partially...
Blog entry | Nov 11 2015
Besides festive family gatherings, there is another big reason to be excited for the holiday season: sweet seasonal treats! It can be easy to lose sight of the most important nutrition mantra (everything in moderation!) when we’re passing around the...
Blog entry | Nov 10 2015
If headlines on your Twitter feed are telling you to cook with lard instead of vegetable oil, please don’t listen. Here’s why. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend limiting saturated fat...
Blog entry | Nov 09 2015
Believe it or not, Flotsam and Jetsam are not just the names of Ursula the Sea Witch’s eel cronies in the beloved children’s movie The Little Mermaid. Flotsam and Jetsam are actually names given to sea junk. You might be quick to put seaweed into...
Blog entry | Nov 04 2015
It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means it’s time for some of my favorite fall foods including pumpkin pie! Not only is it a delicious treat, it packs a powerful nutritional punch of Vitamin A (in the form of...
Blog entry | Nov 04 2015
Every morning, Monday through Friday, after completing a yoga session, I make a green smoothie. It varies every day – sometimes I use apples and strawberries. Other days, it’s banana. If I’m feeling extremely adventurous, I'll cut up some beets and...
Blog entry | Nov 03 2015
While fats and carbohydrates often take center stage in media articles, the third dietary macronutrient, protein, has become somewhat of the forgotten child, often taking a backseat to their more "media-genic" siblings. While there has been...

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