Diet & Health

Blog entry | Aug 26 2016
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a trendy diet or new food fad that has taken over food conversations. I mean, we’ve even created a new series over on Foodinsight.org called Try It Tuesday, where we try new foods/diets and write about...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
Few topics in nutrition get more attention these days than added sugars. As much or more than any other dietary component or lifestyle factor, sugars have been studied for their role in health. The latest comes from the American Heart Association (...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
“Healthy” is a nearly ubiquitous word. But is there any consensus on what the term means when it is applied to food? One quick web search for “what is a healthy food” generates over 567,000,000 results. Needless to say, there is a lot of variation...
Blog entry | Aug 25 2016
The great thing about working at the IFIC Foundation is that my coworkers are reality show addicts just like myself. And when your only outlet for discussing what happened on last night’s guilty pleasure is Twitter, this is pretty big deal. A few...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2016
We all know how important fruits and vegetables are in a healthy diet. With micronutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruits and vegetables are vital components to a well-balanced diet. For me, the easiest way to get them...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2016
On a recent trip to Prague, I got to taste true Bohemian food. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and former capital of the region of Bohemia, which is where the food gets its name. Prague turned out to be more beautiful than any of the...
Blog entry | Aug 17 2016
I’m always up for a challenge, particularly when it comes to food. My mission this summer (and I chose to accept it) was to visit two fish markets in regions of the country renowned for their seafood: New England and the Northwest. My first stop...
Blog entry | Aug 16 2016
If you’ve enjoyed any of our recent posts from IFIC Foundation staff trialing various diets and eating styles, then you may be interested in this one as well. I came across this diet many years ago—never followed it (until know, that is), but never...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2016
With the Olympics in full swing, we had the opportunity to sit down with two-time Olympic swimmer Gideon Louw to see how he uses nutrition to fuel him through training, competing, and recovery. Read on to see what this superstar swimmer had to say...
Blog entry | Aug 10 2016
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to reduce sodium in packaged and processed food products. While sodium is essential for many basic human activities, such as muscle and nerve function, too much can increase blood...
Blog entry | Aug 09 2016
Let me start by saying that I am not a dietitian, nor am I a scientist, so none of what I am about to tell you should necessarily be taken as “advice.” According to my own reading of the available science, low-carb diets indeed can be effective for...
Blog entry | Aug 08 2016
Whether you are an Olympic athlete or just starting an exercise routine, there are a variety of nutrients that play an important role in reaching your health and fitness goals. Check out this infographic to learn more about what nutrients to look...
Blog entry | Aug 05 2016
The air is abuzz with excitement as the Summer Olympics get underway. With the opening ceremony kicking off today (Aug. 5), let’s take this time to learn about a whole different set of superstars: the foods and nutrients that keep us healthy, ready...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
I was happy to be assigned the Flexible Diet for our office diet challenge. What can be so hard about something that begins with “flexible”? I got the easiest one…or so I thought until I started reading about it. As it turns out, there is a lot of...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2016
You may have many questions about this important milestone. When are babies ready for solid foods? Which foods should be given? How much food is enough? This resource provides tips for starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are...

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