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2014-07-15 08:30:43

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Eggland's Best (EB) mark a special occasion as they commemorate the 20 billionth USDA-approved Eggland's Best egg. Eggland's Best eggs are sold in all 50 states in supermarkets across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126781 "We are pleased to have such a strong partnership with Eggland's Best and are proud that the USDA grade mark appears on their egg cartons,"...

2014-07-15 08:29:10

Author Rosemary Hershey shares her personal experience to help women change their habits and mindset to live life successfully. BURLINGAME, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overweight and obese women are impacted by weight bias in business which may be a hidden barrier to career advancement, according to studies cited by author of Diet-Bailout, Rosemary Hershey. study Hershey believes bias exists against women who become too fleshy, and it's not exclusive to the business world....

2014-07-15 08:27:36

Patients and Healthcare Professionals from California, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey Honored for Devotion to Healthy Lifestyles FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today announced the winners of the fifth annual OPTIFAST(®) "New You" weight loss contest. Three OPTIFAST patients, whose combined weight loss totals more than 282 pounds*, will receive an all-expense-paid getaway trip this summer for a weekend of rejuvenation in recognition of their...

2014-07-14 23:09:38

Protein bar, protein powder and diet system purveyor Permalean is now a part of Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based supplement manufacturer EnergyFirst. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 EnergyFirst, manufacturer of all-natural nutritional supplements, acquires protein bar and powder company Permalean for its great products, thriving customer base, and high quality reputation. Permalean, which markets its products as Jim’s Permalean Protein Powders and Jim’s Permalean Protein...

2014-07-14 23:08:44

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue voluntary sodium guidelines for food manufacturers and restaurants, food market research by The NPD Group, a leading global information company, finds that U.S. consumers are less concerned about their sodium intake, and their consumption of foods with a low sodium or no salt label is declining and will continue to decline in the future. Chicago (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prepares to issue...

2014-07-14 23:07:22

In an effort to promote daily awareness of mental health issues, Western Washington Medical Group joined forces with Mental Health America by featuring an article from Mind Your Health explaining what beverages are best to consume and which are recommended to be avoided. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 “You've probably heard the expression, 'You are what you eat,' but what exactly does that mean?” This question was posed in an article by Mind Your Health and recently...

2014-07-14 23:07:13

Brand new obesity research has found that simply adding fruit and vegetables to a diet is not enough to trigger weight loss, lending credence to the portion control method of losing weight. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center gives tips to proper portion control to lose weight. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Many diet plans often recommend eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, but a study by the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama found that increased fruit and...

2014-07-14 12:27:38

Minister Ambrose launches consultations and asks Canadians for feedback on new labels EDMONTON, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, launched a series of online public consultations on proposed changes that will improve the way nutrition information is presented on labels. The proposed changes are to the format of the Nutrition Facts table, the list of ingredients, the list of nutrients that must appear in the table, and to the Daily...

A High-Fat Meal Can Decrease Metabolism After A Stressful Event
2014-07-14 10:28:11

[ Watch the Video: Stress, Comfort Foods Can Pack On Pounds In Women ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feeling stressed? If you are, it could cause you to gain weight down the road. According to a new study in the journal Biological Psychiatry, going through one or more stressful events the day prior to eating a single high-fat meal can decrease the body's metabolism and possibly lead to weight gain. In the study, a team of scientists surveyed 58 women on the...

2014-07-14 08:26:48

Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grant Applications Accepted through Aug. 29, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council® are partnering once again to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grants. The official call for entries kicks off today at the School Nutrition Association's 68(th) Annual National Conference in Boston, which brings together thousands of school nutrition professionals...


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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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