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2014-07-10 12:30:33

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia SmartCEO has named Dawn Zier, President and CEO of Nutrisystem Inc. [NASDAQ: NTRI] a 2014 Brava! Award winner. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of Greater Philadelphia's top women business leaders. The SmartCEO awards program recognizes female CEOs who combine entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/125984 "Brava...

2014-07-10 12:29:58

GenoVive partners with Deoxi of Brazil NEW ORLEANS, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenoVive, a company with a revolutionary gene-based approach to weight management, announced a new partnership with Deoxi Biotecnologia of Brazil to offer its personalized health program in South America. GenoVive is the first in its field to design diet and fitness regiments for individuals based on the unique genetic information found in their DNA. With this new partnership, GenoVive has a presence...

Researchers Making A More Healthful, Low-fat Hot Dog
2014-07-10 03:49:17

American Chemical Society With grilling season upon us, many backyard cooks are turning to more healthful alternatives to their savored but fatty hot dogs. But low fat can sometimes mean low satisfaction. Now researchers are reporting new progress toward addressing the texture problem in low-fat wieners that are made with olive oil rather than pork fat. Their study was published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Ana M. Herrero and colleagues note that hot-dog...

2014-07-10 10:15:23

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular...

2014-07-10 08:29:08

Study Explores Improvements in the Absorption of Vitamin A When Avocados are Eaten With Tomatoes or Carrots IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research(i) published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin A is involved in...

2014-07-10 08:28:24

Member from Virginia Representing More than 8,200 Members, Heads to Capitol Hill to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today an independent Herbalife Members from Virginia is traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. This independent Member will represent Members from across the state. In...

2014-07-10 08:28:22

7 Members from North Carolina Representing More than 15,000 Members, Head to Capitol Hill to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today seven independent Herbalife Members from North Carolina are traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. These seven independent Members will represent Members...

2014-07-10 08:28:20

6 Members from Florida Representing More than 54,480 Members, Head to Capitol Hill to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today six independent Herbalife Members from Florida are traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. These six independent Members will represent members from across the...

2014-07-10 08:28:18

3 Members from Connecticut Representing More than 4,300 Members, Fly to Washington, D.C. to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today three independent Herbalife Members from Connecticut are traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. These three Members will represent Members from across the...

2014-07-10 08:28:16

3 Members from California Representing More than 118,300 Members, Head to Capitol Hill to Stand Up for Herbalife LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a leading global nutrition company, announced that today three independent Herbalife Members from California are traveling to Washington, D.C. in support of Herbalife and the value it has brought to Members, consumers and communities for over 34 years. More than 4,300 people across the state are Herbalife employees...


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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