Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Dec 22 2015
2016 hasn’t even started and (with the elections, Olympics, and Lady Gaga’s wedding) it’s already shaping up to be an action-packed year. Along with big events, we can be sure that this year will bring new food and nutrition trends. So what will...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2015
Over here at IFIC, we’re concerned with Santa’s health. Being jolly alone doesn’t have the fat burning capabilities of exercise. So we’re encouraging Santa to run behind the sleigh every once in a while to increase his physical activity levels. Also...
Sweeteners
Article | Dec 17 2015
Sometimes science is like a seesaw. You put the all the evidence for and against your hypothesis on each side, and see how it weighs out. When it comes to low-calorie sweeteners and weight management, the weight of the evidence is definitely not as...
Blog entry | Dec 17 2015
This holiday season is in full swing and that means one thing: food! From delicious sugar cookies to holiday hams, pumpkin pie to egg nog, the festive foods of the season take prime spot. Of course, what’s those foods without their delicious spices...
Blog entry | Dec 16 2015
Have you ever heard the mantra “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it?” This saying may be popular among some fear-mongering food bloggers, but food scientists will tell you that they are missing the point. Some shoppers may say they want...
Blog entry | Dec 15 2015
I love this time of year. Specifically, the food this time of year. From holiday sugar cookies to festive gingerbread, I am never short on delicious seasonal treats. My favorite treat this season is hot chocolate. It’s the perfect blank canvas to...
Blog entry | Dec 14 2015
Relationships, travel planning, gymnastics: all areas where being flexible is important. But what about being flexible in your diet? A nutrition trend called ‘flexible dieting’ recently hit the scene. The hook: you can eat whatever you want… as long...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2015
Do you want to have your cake and eat it, too? I sure do! By managing the fat, sugar, sodium, and/or calories in your recipes, you really can enjoy your holiday favorites and still keep health in mind. Trying new recipes can be fun, but I also enjoy...
Blog entry | Dec 07 2015
What does a morning without coffee sound like to you? If you answered “scary, sleepy, and confusing”, you’re not alone. Over 80% of U.S. adults drink coffee at least occasionally, and 60% of us drink a cup or more every day. Long considered to be a...
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...
Article | Nov 24 2015
The term "superfoods" has become all the rage. But what is a superfood, and is this term really even appropriate? Turns out, the word superfood is not grounded in science, and instead we should be using the phrase “functional foods”. Functional...

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