Foods and Supplements

Find information and resources concerning hot topics, such as dietary supplements, probiotics and popular food ingredients. Learn about the latest trends in functional foods and how to help clients evaluate health claims for certain foods and supplements.

  • Dietary Supplements

    6/23/2020 - The use of dietary supplements in the United States has continued to rise despite concerns regarding their safety and effectiveness.

  • Probiotics

    5/18/2020 - In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization formed a joint workgroup which classified probiotics as, "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amount confer a health benefit on the host."

  • Dietary Fiber

    04/29/2020 - Dietary fiber is undoubtedly an essential part of a healthy eating plan, yet its effect as a nutrient has been somewhat elusive.

  • Calcium Supplements

    11/07/2017 - The addition of a calcium supplement to their daily regimen was the first line of defense for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.

  • Milk Consumption and Acne

    05/05/2017 - Many factors are suspected to contribute to the development of acne, including genetics, hormones and diet. The question regarding diet and acne has been debated for many years, and there is still a perception by many young adults that certain foods and drinks exacerbate it.

  • Mushrooms and Their Contribution of Vitamin D

    09/23/2016 - There are few naturally occurring sources of vitamin D, especially ones suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Mushrooms that are cultivated in the wild have historically contained higher amounts of vitamin D in comparison to those grown commercially.

  • Edible Flowers - Safe to Consume?

    02/17/2016 - The renewed interest in cooking and garnishing with flowers has prompted the interest of research into the nutritive value of edible flowers. But one of the biggest concerns regarding edible flowers is whether they are safe to consume.

  • Is Vinegar an Effective Treatment for Glycemic Control?

    12/29/2015 - Many of the trials evaluating the effectiveness of vinegar and glycemic control were small in scale, and the amount of vinegar, type of vinegar, its acidity, timing of consumption, and composition of the meal varied. The participants ranged from healthy adults to people at risk for diabetes to those with a diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes and controlled their condition either with diet or with medication.

  • Dietary Nitrates and Nitrites

    12/09/2015 - For those wishing to increase their nitrate intake for health benefits, it is best to obtain it from nitrate-rich vegetables like leafy greens (or the roots of plants with leafy greens, like beets).