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2014-10-28 16:25:00

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report by Beverage Marketing Corp. ACTION, PACKED. Get the facts and find out what's next for this dynamic marketplace where a plethora of new players strive to grow and hope to make inroads against the industry leaders. This report profiles the top companies and brands and examines trends and issues impacting the market. It covers regional markets, quarterly growth, packaging, distribution, advertising and demographics. Now offers quarterly...

2014-10-28 08:36:55

Latest analysis adds to the growing body of research examining nutrient values of frozen fruits and vegetables compared to fresh MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 90 percent of Americans fail to consume the recommended amounts of vegetables and nearly 80 percent fail to meet dietary recommendations for fruit. [1] While Americans struggle to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets, a recently concluded study reveals one simple solution: frozen. The Frozen Food...

2014-10-28 08:29:49

Scientific Conference Proceedings Published in Special Supplement to Nutrition Today SPARKS, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spices and herbs can play a significant role in improving America's health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake while making healthy eating more appealing, conclude the authors of a scientific supplement published this month in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Today. The publication, entitled Spices and Herbs: Improving Public Health Through...

2014-10-27 23:10:21

Weight Loss Solution Online Conference reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this online conference with a ton of different experts that promises to change one’s life. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Weight Loss Solution Online Conference claims to a one-stop shop for all the information women want, to become healthier, at one low price. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an...

2014-10-27 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today released the following statement in response to a new food rating scheme called Food Scores launched by the Environmental Working Group (EWG): "The Environmental Working Group's food ratings are severely flawed and will only provide consumers with misinformation about the food and beverage products they trust and enjoy. "The methodology employed by EWG to develop their new food ratings is...

2014-10-27 16:27:48

Nearly half of mothers say they check the labels always or very often for added/total sugars, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. Results from the poll showed that 40 percent of mothers say they read the nutrition...

2014-10-27 16:27:12

Recent studies show that bariatric surgeries like those performed by Dr. Michael Feiz improve both mental and physical health LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity has been recognized as a disease in itself, and it takes a significant toll on the body as well as the mind. Increased risks like diabetes, heart failure, and stroke make living with severe obesity a daily hazard that, on average, decreases life expectancy by twenty years. Such physical impairments are bad...

2014-10-27 16:24:35

Patients with less internalized weight bias experience greater weight loss DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internal weight bias - or the negative feelings people have about their own weight - influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to a Geisinger research study to be published in the December issue of Obesity Surgery. The Geisinger study, which is currently available online, is considered the first and only study to...

2014-10-27 08:29:33

WakeUp® drink targets the US market TEL AVIV, Israel, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "WakeUp Post-lunch Waker [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMRH7cWuEWc ]"(R) drink was announced the winner of the SupplySide West CPG Editors' Choice Awards 2014 in the Energy Drink category. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/147786 ) Unlike other energy drinks, "WakeUp Post-lunch Waker" is a patented, safe and clinically tested beverage formulation with...

2014-10-27 08:29:19

WakeUp® drink targets the US market TEL AVIV, Israel, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "WakeUp Post-lunch Waker [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMRH7cWuEWc ]"(R) drink was announced the winner of the SupplySide West CPG Editors' Choice Awards 2014 in the Energy Drink category. Unlike other energy drinks, "WakeUp Post-lunch Waker" is a patented, safe and clinically tested beverage formulation with no added caffeine, chemicals or any stimulants that can impact heart...


Latest Nutrition Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.