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2015-04-03 12:23:03

DENVER, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnant and craving potatoes? Well, eat up! A new study presented this week at the 2015 Experimental Biology meeting in Boston, MA indicates vegetable

2015-04-02 16:23:52

DUBLIN, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b2349v/india_amino_acids) has announced the addition of the "India

2015-04-02 12:28:33

How smarter shopping enhances well-being MISSION, Kan., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to living a better life, but most people agree

2015-04-02 08:33:03

Novus International's strategy is on track to deliver sustainable growth in the EU enzymes market ST.

2015-04-02 08:29:43

More fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

2015-04-01 23:09:18

In fat freezing or cooling procedures, the fat cells die in the treated area and have to wait to deteriorate over a 2- 7 month period.

2015-04-01 23:07:25

New guide reveals practical, healthy habits for hectic schedules. San Diego (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 Each year at least 2.8 million people die as a result

2015-04-01 23:04:43

Leading health supplement manufacturer IQ Formulations today is praising the retailer for committing to further improve upon its testing and quality control processes.

2015-04-01 23:02:55

Practitioners completing both courses receive D*certification San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 GrassrootsHealth, an international nonprofit public

2015-04-01 23:00:31

Royal River Natural Foods reports on new study found in April 2015 issue of “Natural Insights for Well Being®.” Freeport, ME (PRWEB) April 01, 2015


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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.