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  • Quick Tips to Be Sodium Savvy 8/17/2009 4:14:37 PM

    Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet.more »

  • Background on Functional Foods 8/11/2011

    “Functional Foods” are foods or dietary components that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition. You can take greater control of your health through the food choices you make, knowing that some foods can provide specific health benefits. Examples can include fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fortified or enhanced foods and beverages, and some dietary supplements.more »

  • Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA) 6/5/2013

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic or epoxy resins. These resins are used in some food packaging materials, such as the lining inside metal-based food and beverage cans, coatings on metal closures / lids for glass jars, reusable plastic containers for food and beverages and tableware.more »

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Glutamate And Monosodium Glutamate

    Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is the sodium salt of glutamate. When MSG is added to foods, it provides a similar flavoring function as the glutamate that occurs naturally in food. MSG is comprised of nothing more than water, sodium and glutamate.

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  • Background on Food Safety and Defense

    One of the most thorough and effective food safety and defense systems in the world is the U.S. government, which performs the following chief functions: Establishment of Safety Standards, Monitoring and Inspection, Enforcement Tracking Food Safety Problems, Protecting the Food Supply and Federal Regulation.

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  • Fact Sheet: Caffeine and Performance

    Caffeine is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply and has been safely consumed in foods and beverages for centuries. Evidence of caffeine’s beneficial effects on performance, both mental and athletic, is especially strong. Also linked with athletic performance, research showing beverages containing caffeine can contribute to daily water intake has largely been overlooked.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the Functions of Fats in Foods

    Fats provide much of the great taste and texture for which we prize these and other foods. Indeed, the fats in foods play a vital role in their ultimate acceptability. Neither the amount nor type of fats can be changed indiscriminately without changing the very features that make a food appealing. Without fats, foods—and eating—just wouldn't be the same.

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