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Nutrition Information

Protein - The Denominator Customary to All Diets

The Human Body is in a constant flux with the environment. Matter and molecules flow in and out, casting themselves into its complexities.

Capsulized Food: The Next Step in Food Evolution

Anyone who has spent a day fasting from food, or who has even skipped a meal, knows just how much time we save when we are not provisioning and consuming meals. Of course, efficiency is not our only concern when it comes to eating.

Unchaining Yourself from an Unhealthy Food Addiction

The cry of "I have no willpower!" often emerges from the consumers who jokingly surrender to their lack of will when it comes to eating something clearly unhealthy. However, scientific nutritional research has identified that something much more serious - much more dangerous - is often at work here.

Turning an Addictive Snack into a Complete Meal

The proliferation of fast food restaurants, convenience stores, and vending machines in virtually every corner of residential America has created a serious nutritional problem. "Snacking" - a harmless-sounding verb that deceptively implies something unobjectionable - has reached addictive proportions[i].

The Danger of Curbing Hunger Artificially

Unhealthy eating is a harmful problem in America, and contrary to a very outdated perception, this harm is not limited to those who suffer from obesity[1]. In reality, according to the Directors of Health Promotion and Education, the majority of Americans exhibit unhealthy eating habits, with just over one in four women and only one in five men claiming to eat the minimum five daily servings of vegetables and fruits[i].

The Business Traveler's Diet Problem: Staying Fit When on the Run

Despite the fact that accurate nutrition information can be accessed by almost anyone with an Internet connection or a library card, the 21st century has picked up where the last one left off: one dominated by poor eating habits.The reason for this national dietary deficiency is not due to any single source or kind of nutrition misinformation.

Not All Protein is Created Equally

America's focus on nutritious eating began to receive national attention in the 1940s when President Roosevelt introduced the RDA, or Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) model. This model, which took on the shape of a pyramid in the 1980s (and hence now goes by the term "food pyramid"), has gone through a number of iterations since its inception more than 60 years ago[i].

Inactive Alert: Essential Proteins for Sedentary People

The importance of protein in diet has been clearly established by nutritional scientists, and widely accepted by athletes. Among other vital functions, protein is indispensable for creating muscle.

Finding the Elusive Complete-Protein Source

Images of "protein powder" containers with accomplished bodybuilders on their labels help inform consumers that protein is a critical macronutrient in strength training success. Yet what is sometimes lost in this protein-bodybuilding link is that protein is an essential component for everyone, regardless of physical activity.

Exposing the Best Source of Protein Myth

An American culture that is marked by a chronic lack of time and the need to achieve is often in pursuit of the "best" something or other. These "best" lists tend to improve time efficiency they help people make quick decisions without a lot of research or "trial and error".

Eating Healthy in a Time-Starved World

Americans are literally running out of time. Achieving a work-life balance, which is still a luxury for tens of millions of working parents, has been overtaken by an even greater demand: a work-life-nutrition balance.

True Culprits of High Cholesterol

What if I told you tap water and homogenized milk may be two of the biggest culprits in skyrocketing rates of high cholesterol? Cholesterol is actually being produced by our own bodies all of the time as a natural mechanism to combat oxidation when our bodies are diseased. Therefore, if we are not well, our cholesterol levels are likely to be higher regardless of what we eat that contains cholesterol.

Functional Foods Are Becoming More Popular...

Established in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice, "Foundation for Innovation in Medicine" defined "Nutraceutical", as a food, dietary suppplement, or medical food that has a medical or health benefit, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Today, it is hard to separate the definition of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods.

Antioxidants and Your Health

Get back to the basics - eat fresh at home and neutralize free radical oxidation, which is rusting away your body, by eating a variety of foods high in antioxidants every day.Why? Antioxidants, as the name implies, help prevent oxidation, may help increase immune function and possibly decrease risk of infection and cancer.


Approximately 30 years ago, food manufacturers were competing against the American Homemaker for consumable dollars. Women, traditionally prepared food fed to the family and the food prepared came fresh and cheap!Food scientists knew then that we have glutamate receptors on our tongues.

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To end preventable deaths worldwide, we must focus on nutrition
The Hill (blog)
But we can't end preventable child and maternal deaths without a concerted focus on nutrition. In addition to killing millions of children, malnutrition makes them far more susceptible to life-threatening illness and can have permanent consequences ...


Holiday gifts to yourself: exercise and good nutrition
The holiday season is a great many wonderful things, but it is also incredibly stressful and full of potential nutritional hurdles. On top of your normal responsibilities in the office and at home, now you have to worry about buying gifts, entertaining ...

Ames Tribune

Power Full Nutrition changes direction and location
Ames Tribune
Power Full Nutrition opened at 130 Main St. in December 2012 as a nutrition consulting and supplement provider. Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon, the business catered to those active early-risers who wanted ...


Integrated approaches to increasing food security and nutrition
To increase food security and nutrition for the poorest, as well as food production for local and global markets, smallholder farmers need to be able to lose less and save more. Sella's experience shows us the negative ramifications of a system that ...

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EurekAlert (press release)

Breastfeeding is key component of World Bank's new 'Power of Nutrition' fund
EurekAlert (press release)
The World Bank recently joined with other global Foundations and organizations to launch the Power of Nutrition, a U.K.-based charity and fund that aims to target up to $1 billion of new private and public financing over the next 5 years to improve ...

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Food bank makes lasting impact through nutrition education
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank provides food to thousands of families in a 20-county area, but their mission isn't only to supply meals. The organization also works with local schools to make a lasting impact through education. Chattanooga Area Food ...

The Guardian

Nine ways to improve nutrition and tackle climate change
The Guardian
Climate change and nutrition need to have an aligned agenda. We know crop prices will increase (it has been predicted that climate change will result in additional prices increase of 5 -25% for important agriculture crops like maize, wheat and soybeans ...
Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for those Furthest Behind In an Era of ...Huffington Post

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Nutrition: Depression issues can be monitored
LA Daily News
While the holiday season is said to be bright, cheerful and merry, for people struggling with depression this can be the hardest time of the year. Whether it is a case of “the blues” or clinical depression, seeking out support and implementing a daily ...

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Rutgers Opens Food, Nutrition and Health Center
Occupational Health and Safety
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) is now open on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, N.J., to focus on ways to prevent childhood obesity and obesity-related disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer ...

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Best Juicers for Novices and Nutrition Nuts
Sales of juicers have been surging as more people look to bring the juice-bar experience home. Follow the hashtag #juicing and you'll be inundated with recipes, from conventional carrot and apple to trendy green juices (Martha Stewart starts every ...

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