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2010-06-17 06:45:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new and helpful guidebook for healthy living and eating titled "Nutrition Optimization for Health and Longevity" (published by iUniverse), emerging author and nutritional expert Dr. Herbert Zeng finally reveals the essentials of a balanced diet and fitness plan so that readers can live longer with optimum health, achieve longevity through nutrition optimization and enhance the quality of their lives well into the future. In "Nutrition...

2010-06-09 11:08:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of new research studies underscores the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three daily servings of nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt for adults and children 9 years of age or older, and 2 daily servings for children ages 2-8.(i) A recent abstract shows that milk is the leading food source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D and...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans get older, they still feel younger, according to a new survey by HealthSpan Solutions, makers of fruit-based BeneVia® nutritional beverage. Six in 10 baby boomers - ages 45 to 65 - feel five years younger than their chronological age. Nearly all (90 percent) respondents 65 and older said they felt 10 years younger. The perceived youth and sense of vitality may be surprising to some, given that nearly 60 percent of...

2010-01-25 07:45:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Three is the magic number when it comes to offering yogurt fans a trio of better-for-you benefits in every flavorful, creamy cup of reformulated Yoplait® YoPlus(TM). Now, with 20 percent of the Daily Value of antioxidant vitamins A and E, a blend of special probiotic cultures and fiber for digestive health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health, YoPlus delivers a trifecta of important "plusses." "Newly reformulated YoPlus...

2010-01-20 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best nutrition. Just got better.(TM) Eggland's Best, Inc. (EB), America's No. 1 branded egg, announced additional improvements to its already nutritionally superior egg. All EB egg varieties - large, extra large, jumbo, cage-free and organic - now contain four times more Vitamin D and over three times more Omega-3 compared to ordinary eggs. EB eggs also contain high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E, and are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin...

2009-12-28 11:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- For the majority of Americans who are unhappy with their weight at any given moment, the New Year brings mixed emotions: the renewed resolution to shed pounds and the challenge of learning how to eat right to reach those goals. Helping to bridge the gap between resolutions and reality, nutrition expert Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., identifies foods that pack an unexpected nutritious punch. Mushrooms are one such example - a best-kept secret...

2009-10-08 16:34:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you run nutritionals using the government's database, you might be pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite foods seem to have received a nutrient boost, virtually overnight. The addition of vitamin D values to nearly half of all food entries - including mushrooms, the only fruit or vegetable with natural vitamin D - topped the list of important updates made to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) release 22...

2009-08-12 05:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Calcium is essential to keeping your families' bodies healthy and strong, but getting enough from our diets is often difficult. Now, two of Wonder(R)'s most popular breads are helping families get the recommended daily allowance of calcium and vitamin D. Wonder Classic and Wonder Classic Sandwich breads now provide the same amount of calcium as eight ounces of milk in two slices and are good sources of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium...

2009-08-04 11:23:15

The Nutrient-Rich Foods (NRF) Index is a new, objective, science-based way to measure the total nutritional quality of foods and beverages.Effective nutrition profiling should be based on existing science and validated against proven measures of diet quality, according to the August issue of the Journal of Nutrition. A study in the issue outlined the scientific approach taken to develop the NRF Index, a measurement of nutrient density validated against the USDA's scientifically based Healthy...

2009-07-01 16:24:50

Important findings for children and adults    Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year and are expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009. Americans are seeking to get the most out of their dollar, and since together, dairy foods provide a unique package of nine essential nutrients, they are a nutritional bang for the buck.In a supplement to the current issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), several prominent nutrition...