Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Apr 07 2016
The acai berry hails from South America and Central America and is locally known as the “fruit that cries.” The indigenous people of the Amazon have long used the acai berry for health-related reasons. Now, the acai berry has crept into the United...
Blog entry | Apr 06 2016
We're wrapping up Caffeine Awareness Month with one last post: How we get our buzz! Whether it's coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, or even espresso and lattes, caffeine isn't just a quick pick-me-up. It's our morning mainstay, a tasty treat and even...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
The fermentation craze is still going strong!  We are officially obsessed with—gasp!—rotting food, and for good reason; fermented foods are tasty and good for the gut because they contain probiotics, a group of living cultures that help balance the...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
We all know grains are good, but there is more to the grains story than that. Prepare to be wowed by the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Check out this infographic to learn more about what whole grains are, why they are good for you, and how...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2016
In the competition for supposedly scientific headlines that are so, so wrong, we have some doozies this week: “Being a vegetarian could kill you, science warns” “Vegetarian diet 'raises risk of heart disease and cancer'” “Being a long term...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2016
While thumbing through a number of articles and recent publications, as well as speaking with experts on the topic, I thought it would be a nice touch to share with you a few things I learned this month about the caffeine buzz. I had the opportunity...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Happy National Peanut Month! As someone who absolutely loves peanuts for both their flavor and health benefits, I am extremely excited about the idea of celebrating this delicious treat (and justifying the spoonfuls of peanut butter I ingest daily...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
The latest problematic study, rooted in spurious correlation and statistical manipulation, has sparked a round of headlines that connect couples’ caffeine consumption to miscarriages. It’s an incredibly painful topic, and reporting on it deserves...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
Protein is one of three macronutrients that are vital to a healthful diet. The current Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8g/kg/day (0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight) for adults over 18 years of...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2016
Ever wondered about the different types of carbohydrates and how these carbohydrates can contribute to overall health? Confused about the differences between whole grains and enriched refined grains? Then this article is for you! Get the basics on...
Blog entry | Mar 14 2016
Move over, quinoa, there is a new trendy grain in town and it goes by the name teff. This cereal has been cultivated for thousands of years and is grown by millions of farmers, and with the expanding market for gluten-free foods, teff is gaining...
Blog entry | Mar 09 2016
This week, a new single-study is taking over the airwaves. Everywhere from the Today Show to Glamour magazine is featuring headlines touting serious panic, saying that carbs like white bread, potatoes, and rice ‘give you lung cancer’ or ‘are the new...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Looking for something to jump-start your day?  If you’re like millions of people all over the world, you’ll grab a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’ll sip some green tea. Or gulp an energy drink. Or drink a soda. Or, if you have a serious sweet tooth,...

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