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2014-09-25 12:26:02

The newly revamped, best-selling healthy restaurant guide will release 2015 editions for New York City and Los Angeles on October 15th NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Plates has announced that on October 15(th) they will release the completely revamped 2015 editions of their best-selling clean eating guides, which will include the newest lists of the absolute top 100 tastiest and most sustainable restaurants for vegetarians and carnivores in Los Angeles and New York City....

2014-09-25 08:28:34

Vast majority of adults are not getting enough of two nutrients crucial for vision PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by DSM Nutritional Products found that 83 percent of adults in the U.S. believe worsening eye health is inevitable with age. What many people don't realize is that there's a connection between healthy eyes and proper nutrition, and it goes beyond eating carrots. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

SNAP program
2014-09-25 03:05:55

American Cancer Society A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants. The authors say the findings emphasize the need to bolster programs aimed at enhancing the dietary quality of SNAP participants. The SNAP program aims to assist low-income individuals and households with the resources to...

drinking after exercise
2014-09-25 03:00:13

Erin White, Northwestern University People of all ages more likely to indulge in alcohol on days when they’re more active A new Northwestern Medicine® study finds that on days when people exercise more -- typically Thursdays to Sundays -- they drink more alcohol, too. This is the only study to use smartphone technology and a daily diary approach for self-reporting physical activity and alcohol use. “Monday through Wednesday people batten down the hatches and they cut back on...

diabetes in america
2014-09-25 05:32:09

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The incidence and prevalence rates of diabetes in the US may be leveling off after doubling between 1990 and 2008, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Linda Geiss of the CDC’s Atlanta chapter and her colleagues reviewed data from 1980 through 2012 for nearly 665,000 adults between the ages of 20 and 79, and used that...

2014-09-24 23:09:36

A recent in-house survey revealed that a whopping 97% of Diet Doc clients lost up to 20 pounds per month, while balancing blood sugar levels, reducing blood pressure and increasing energy. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Ever wonder why a nap is almost always necessary after consuming a high-carb meal? The answer is that the body digests foods high in sugar and carbohydrates more rapidly causing blood sugar levels to spike, typically resulting in a very brief burst of energy...

2014-09-24 23:08:02

VitElectra announces the launch of DeRadiate, an ultra- nutritious daily superfood cleanse and meal replacement. Formulated to replace meals and to complement a healthy diet, DeRadiate’s proprietary blend of 77 greens, herbs and minerals contains all the nutrients a mind and body need to thrive. LAGUNA BEACH, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 VitElectra announces the launch of DeRadiate, an ultra- nutritious daily superfood cleanse and meal replacement. Formulated to replace meals and to...

2014-09-24 23:07:24

Prediabetes Treatment Practice Widens Its Foothold in Fort Worth Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 PreDiabetes Centers, a top provider of personalized prediabetes treatment, is expanding its clinic days in Fort Worth to meet the growing demands of its thriving client base. The Center will now offer appointments on a second weekday, on Wednesdays, in addition to Thursdays. The PreDiabetes Center of Fort Worth continues to create individualized, whole-body treatment plans to...

2014-09-24 23:07:04

Chino Valley Ranchers Comments on Studies Looking at Why Organic Food May Be a Healthier Choice Colton, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found "statistically significant" differences exist between organically and conventionally grown foods when it comes to the relative nutritional impact of a given food product. After reviewing the various studies comparing organic foods against conventionally grown foods,...

2014-09-24 16:27:21

Online voting campaign can result in $60,000 ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public can help the Atlanta Community Food Bank win a $60,000 grant from Walmart as part of "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." A nationwide campaign that has been launched at food banks across the country. Now through October 5, customers can visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger to cast one vote per day that will help direct funds to participating Feeding America food banks - like the...


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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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