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Functional Foods - What are We Talking About

Functional Foods - What are We Talking About

It is easy to get lost in all of the hype. It seems that each day we are being forced to learn a new word. read more

Probiotics - Bacteria that are Good for Your Health

Probiotics - Bacteria that are Good for Your Health

As various bacteria were identified, people started asking what these bacteria were doing in the intestine. read more

Nutraceutics - Why Take Pills

Nutraceutics - Why Take Pills

You combine nutrient or nutritional and pharmaceutic and you get a term that describes foods or components of foods that appear to have drug-like action. However, the term nutraceutic more properly is applied to foods or food components that have been processed... read more

What We are Trying to Do

What We are Trying to Do

We are being bombarded by the news that just about everything around us is bad for our health: the air we breathe, the water we drink, many of the foods we enjoy. The statistics on the causes of the major chronic diseases... read more

Playing Your ACE"s

Playing Your ACE"s

The next time you hear that someone is playing their ACE’s, don’t be surprised if it has nothing to do with casinos or even card games. read more

Functional Foods in Japan

Functional Foods in Japan

Compared to North America or Europe, Japan is far ahead in labelling legislation, product development and consumer awareness of products. This in part is the result of pressure by Japanese food manufacturers, but there can be no doubt that the Japanese consumer is also a factor. As early as 1984 the term “functional food” was used by Japanese Ministry of Education Science and Culture as... read more

Stay in the Pink

Stay in the Pink

When it comes to choosing your grapefruit, you might want to think pink. Grapefruit comes in two varieties: white and pink. There are some people who will only buy brown shelled eggs and there are some people who will only buy pink grapefruit. Whether... read more

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