Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Jan 18 2010
By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 1/19/10 At some point, most of us have wanted to lose (or in some cases, maintain) our weight. In fact, if you are like many Americans, it may have been one of your New Year's resolutions.  With a bombardment of...
Blog entry | Jan 13 2010
By: Ann Bouchoux   Date: 1/14/10 New York City's call for the food industry to reduce sodium by 25 percent in the next five years has dominated the headlines in the food world this week.  Such recommendations are nice, but the great news is that...
Article | Jan 11 2010
Favorably Reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistantswww.aapa.org Download the PDF to view this entire brochure. With obesity rates among Americans at an all-time high, many people may think they have to give up sweets in order to lose...
Blog entry | Jan 04 2010
Note: This was previously posted as a guest blog post on Healthy Blog Snack by former Foundation staffer Sarah Alligood By: Sarah Alligood, MPH, RD   Date 1/5/09 Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, one of the most common...
Data & Survey | Oct 14 2009
Consumers’ appetites for food and nutrition news seem nearly insatiable. In recent years, scientific evidence has revealed that bioactive dietary components may benefit health in ways that extend beyond meeting basic nutritional needs....
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background Soybeans are native to East Asia, where they have been an important food staple for centuries. There is documentation of soy being cultivated as early as 1100 BC and of the use of soybean oil around 1061 AD.1, 2 Within the last two...
Article | Oct 14 2009
Background The growing awareness of the relationship between diet and health has led to an increasing demand for food products that support health above and beyond providing basic nutrition. Probiotics and prebiotics are components present in foods...
Article | Sep 28 2009
Favorably Reviewed By: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Think about foods you most enjoy eating. Chances are they contain some form of sugar. It could be the sugars in peaches fresh from the orchard, or the sugars contributing to the...
Article | Sep 28 2009
What is fructose? Fructose is a monosaccharide, or single sugar, that has the same chemical formula as glucose but a different molecular structure. Sometimes called fruit sugar, fructose is found in fruit, some vegetables, honey, and other plants....

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