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2011-04-13 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiber is forging a delicious path into the frozen-food aisle with the introduction of Eggo FiberPlus(TM) Waffles. The newest addition to the Eggo® lineup combines a delicious Eggo® taste with positive nutrition. Eggo FiberPlus(TM) Waffles boasts a golden, crispy outside and warm, fluffy inside of traditional Eggo® waffles while providing an excellent source of fiber -- satisfying 35...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-known for its role in keeping bones strong, vitamin D is now being hailed for so much more - from normal muscle function to a healthy immune system. Yet despite the growing research on the power of vitamin D, seven out of 10 Americans still fall short of the recommended vitamin D in their diets each day, according to the recent Dietary Guidelines Committee Advisory report. In fact, vitamin D is one of the four nutrients of concern identified...

2011-02-10 10:26:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) commends the USDA for recognizing that nutritional gaps are common in the average American diet and that dietary supplementation can play a vital role in filling those gaps. However, USANA scientists and advising physicians caution that many important nutrients were not included in the recently published Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and that the USDA dosage recommendations are not sufficient...

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2011-02-08 09:59:40

New study shows large eggs are 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D According to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought. The USDA-ARS recently reviewed the nutrient composition of standard large eggs, and results show the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 185 mg, 14 percent lower than previously recorded. The analysis also...

2011-02-02 12:07:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's obesity numbers continue to climb, yet surprisingly many Americans are falling short on key nutrients that could put their health at risk.(1,2,3) To address the obesity epidemic the nation faces - especially among children - the federal government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, research-based nutrition guidance that aims to "prevent and/or reduce overweight and obesity through improved eating and physical activity...

2011-02-01 15:26:00

DENVER, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Potato lovers, rejoice! Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A strong emphasis is made on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. Additionally, the other two areas of strong focus are consuming more "healthy foods" like fruits and vegetables, as well as consuming less sodium, saturated and...

2011-01-31 15:38:00

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released their 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provides Americans recommendations for healthy eating and drinking options to incorporate into their lifestyle and to promote overall health. And Americans are in luck thanks to Welch's 100% Grape Juice, which is made with over 20 Concord grapes per 4-ounce glass and...

2010-12-14 11:31:00

Meet the Requirements with Milk, Not Pills, With Recipe Suggestions From Dairy Council of California SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) examined and reconfirmed the importance of calcium and vitamin D throughout life in a report titled "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D." The review of scientific evidence confirms the important role that calcium and vitamin D play in the development and maintenance of...

2010-12-03 19:43:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released new dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intakes, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), used broadly by health professionals and policy makers to guide consumers' dietary patterns. Citing a strong body of new scientific evidence, the IOM based their recommendations on bone health outcomes, confirming the importance of vitamin D and calcium in promoting bone growth and maintenance...

2010-12-01 07:39:00

JENA, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer. An appropriate intake of beta-carotene from diet, fortified foods and/or dietary supplements could...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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