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2014-10-20 12:30:27

DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Papain Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Papain Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global papain industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,...

2014-10-20 12:26:02

Program seeks applications now through Nov. 30 BENICIA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSport, Inc., owner of the MUSCLE MILK® brand, announced today that the MUSCLE MILK® Recovery Grant Program will be re-launched and will provide up to $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize high school athletic programs around the country that demonstrate a financial need. Submissions for high school programs will be accepted at www.musclemilkrecoverygrant.com through Nov....

2014-10-20 08:33:40

Award recognizes innovation that enhances the role of produce in creating better lives ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience will honor a leader in the produce industry whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. The Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award will recognize a grower, whose innovative efforts improve yield and quality of a produce crop; increase accessibility of produce to a broader...

2014-10-20 08:32:30

National Health and Wellness Retailer Invites Customers to Celebrate their Health and Enjoy Complimentary Product Samples and Festivities NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe(®) will host its popular "Share the Health" Expo on Saturday, October 25, in more than 650 stores across the country from 11am - 2pm (local time). Each store will offer its own specialized festivities, including free product samples and consultations with local wellness partners....

2014-10-20 08:26:23

2014 Update to GMA Health and Wellness Surveys Finds that Food and Beverage Companies Have Introduced More Than 30,000 Healthier Product Choices WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013 according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). The new choices represent an additional 10,000 in just the last four years....

UC Berkeley Unveils Nation's First Organic Food Service
2014-10-19 06:48:13

Provided by Rebecca Basu, American University U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest issue of the journal Education and Health. “Among U.S. students, we see greater consumption of fruits and vegetables, more participation in organized sports, and less smoking,” said American University Prof. Stacey Snelling, a lead study...

2014-10-18 23:00:55

Programs such as Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign and the National Football League's Fuel Up to Play 60 program have driven awareness of the negative effects associated with childhood obesity and such awareness has resulted in parents being more active in finding fitness programs for their children, resulting in revenue growth for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry...

breakfast
2014-10-18 05:55:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nutritionists have long-advocated for starting the day with a complete breakfast and now a new study from the University of Missouri has found that a breakfast particularly high in protein can lower cravings for unhealthy foods later in the day. Published in the Nutrition Journal, the new study concluded that young adults eating a breakfast high in protein showed increased levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward...

2014-10-17 23:06:55

New film from Big Belli, LLC, provides week-by-week glimpses into the lives of a group of women who share pregnancy milestones and the latest health information. NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 In the United States alone, more than 6 million women experience pregnancy every year. The profound changes brought on by pregnancy spur expectant mothers to seek information about what’s normal, what’s not, and what they can do to give their babies the healthiest starts...

2014-10-17 23:05:49

Angelic Bakehouse, a leading producer of sprouted whole-grain products, has introduced new, bold packaging to better connect with consumers and attract new fans. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 As the natural foods industry continues to grow and expand into mainstream markets, natural and organic brands are recognizing the opportunity for going bold with their package design. Angelic Bakehouse, a leading producer of sprouted whole grain breads, premium wraps and pizza crusts, is one of these...


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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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