Ingredients & Nutrients

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...
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...
Blog entry | Nov 02 2015
A peanut allergy is one of the most common causes of food related anaphylaxis. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the United States, it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in 30,000 emergency room visits, 2,000...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
We’ve talked about the issue with ‘single study syndrome’- promoting the results of a single study without including the context of the full body of science. We’ve talked about when headlines are grossly out-of-step with a study’s actual conclusions...
Press Release | Oct 27 2015
Survey Provides Insight on Millennials’ Attitudes Toward Health and Wellness (WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2015) — It’s no secret that Millennials are a unique part of the population defined by events and characteristics that set them apart from any...
Blog entry | Oct 23 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently released a report after conducting a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence that says there is “no indication that isoflavones at levels typically found in food supplements cause harm to...

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