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 Fiber

    01/07/2022 - Dietary fiber is undoubtedly an essential part of a healthy eating plan, yet its effect as a nutrient has been somewhat elusive.

  • Is One Type of Salt Healthier than Another?

    07/22/2021 - There are many types of salt available on the market, today. However, the salt that we use to season our food with is primarily sodium chloride, regardless of what word comes before it, and many Americans are still consuming too much of it.

  • Coconut Oil

    07/20/2020 - After its use decreased in recent decades due to its high saturated fatty acid content, coconut oil has been making a comeback.

  • Dietary Nitrates and Nitrites

    07/13/2020 - There is emerging evidence that conversion of dietary nitrate and nitrite to nitric oxide may have beneficial effects in cardiovascular disease.

  • Dietary Supplements

    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."

  • 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.