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2008-10-15 12:00:22

MOSS BEACH, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), a humanitarian NGO founded by Nancy Rivard, announced today that Nana Patricia McPeak, Founder and CEO of NanaCea and Founder of The RicePatty Foundation, has been elected to the Board of Directors. "We are so pleased to announce a partnership with Nana Patricia McPeak and The RicePatty Foundation and her newly appointed position as a Director of Airline Ambassadors. One of the mandates of Airline...

2008-09-24 09:00:32

PHOENIX, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (BULLETIN BOARD: NTRZ) , a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology, announced today that they have received an initial purchase order from a health food marketer in China to introduce a nutritionally-fortified baby cereal into the Chinese market. The products will launch in February 2009 with the intention that they will eventually be available in Supermarkets and Specialty Baby Stores throughout...

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2008-09-24 08:39:04

A team of researchers has identified the active compounds that contribute to the health benefits of pre-germinated brown rice; the healthy components are a related set of sterol-like molecules known as acylated steryl-beta-glucosides (ASGs). Pre-germinated rice (PR) is an emerging health food whereby brown rice is soaked in warm water prior to cooking; the warm bath induces germination, or sprouting, which stimulates rice enzymes to produce more nutrients. One such nutrient is the important...

2008-09-03 07:30:00

Americans want to eat a healthy breakfast every morning and they are willing to take the time to do it. According to a recent study(a), 75 percent of Americans would be willing to make sacrifices, such as getting up 30 minutes early or switching their shower from morning to evening if a healthy breakfast was convenient. Starting today, Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) is helping to solve this eat-sleep-or-shower dilemma by adding five new permanent breakfast options to the menu....

2008-09-02 03:00:24

By Anonymous Although diminutive in size, the lowly wheat germ is full of fiber and is one of the most nutrient-packed foods available. "Wheat germ contains a gold mine of essential nutrients-it's rich in phytochemicals, B vitamins, vitamin E, and trace minerals such as zinc and iron, as well as healthy unsaturated fats," states Sari Greaves, R.D., dietitian at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Cardiac Health Center. She says it also contains phosphorus, magnesium, thiamine, coenzyme...

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2008-08-11 09:05:00

FutureCeuticals, Inc., a leader in whole grain nutrition, has announced an advanced, patented technology that will make it easier than ever before for consumers to include grains in their diets. According to a 2007 Food and Health Survey by the IFIC (International Food Information Council), 71% of consumers are "trying to consume more" whole grains; consequently, food manufacturers are constantly scouting new technologies that can drive new and interesting grain-based products. The...

2008-06-26 09:02:50

PHOENIX, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (BULLETIN BOARD: NTRZ) , a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with the Bright Food Investment Group a subsidiary of Bright Food Group ("Bright"), China's largest food conglomerate to build the world's largest rice bran oil refinery. The new rice bran oil refinery will process an estimated 500,000 metric tons of raw rice bran annually to...

2008-06-19 09:00:11

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Do you want to feel more light and comfortable, but just can't seem to get there? It's incredible how irregularities "down there" can affect everything you do. Your outlook can change; it's all you can think about. We've all been there, and a lot of times all you need is some fiber. However, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, only one-in-10 Americans get the recommended 25-30 grams of fiber...

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2008-02-18 09:05:00

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ It's not all in your head. These days, it's all in your gut. Twenty years ago, oat bran was the food that was going to put us all into a state of high-fiber, clear-hearted bliss. Now the food trend is lower in the body. You want to be healthy in 2008? Ponder your intestines. Dannon sells Activia yogurt, which promotes bathroom regularity. It also hawks mini-smoothies called DanActive, that claim to boost immunity. You didn't know? Much of your immunity lies in the foot...

2006-05-26 06:22:00

By Sinisa Dragin and Justyna Pawlak BRAN, Romania (Reuters) - Romania returned a medieval fortress known as "Dracula's Castle" on Friday to its pre-World War Two owners, the former royal family of Habsburg who were chased out by the communist regime almost 60 years ago. Perched among forests on the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, the Bran Castle is one of the first prominent pieces of real estate given back by the Bucharest government under Romania's troubled property...