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Have Consumers Changed How Much Sodium They Purchase?

Reducing sodium intake to promote vascular health has been a key public health initiative for decades. Awareness campaigns and reduction in sodium content of packaged foods by food manufacturers have been the main strategies of this public health initiative. In a recent study, researchers at the University of North Carolina asked the question “Did the… Read more »

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Study Shows Many Foods Claiming Probiotic Content Don’t Contain Enough for Health Benefit

Is your probiotic-containing food providing you the benefit you think it is? A recent review conducted by professors at the University of Toronto and published in the journal Nutrients, found that, although most probiotic food products contain bacterial strains that have been shown to have health benefits, the amount of probiotic bacteria contained in foods is often much lower… Read more »

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Reviewing the Safety of Caffeine

Energy is a top functional benefit consumers seek from food and beverages, and one ingredient we all strongly associate with energy is caffeine. This has led to a surge of products in non-traditional categories containing caffeine, from energy bars to potato chips. This gives us plenty of choices to get our caffeine buzz, but could… Read more »

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Improving Dietary Resilience to Support Aging

The aging population is growing and is susceptible to “nutrition frailty”, which can decrease quality of life, mobility, and dependence in later years. This review identifies possible nutrition solutions to support resilience in aging.

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Review seeks to understand snacking behavior

Scientists recently attempted to identify areas for dietary intervention and improvement in the area of snacking by answering the questions “What is a snack?”, “Why do we snack?”, and “what food choices are people making when they snack?”