The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation. The organization’s annual meeting and food expo, which took place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured various speakers, poster presentations, scientific sessions and a sold-out expo floor.
Appearing in the June 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the "Trends in Obesity Among Adults in the United States, 2005 to 2014” study concluded that the prevalence of obesity was 35 percent among men and 40 percent among women in 2013-2014, while an increased prevalence was found among women, but not men, during the 2005-2014 timeframe.
Grab&Go probiotic drinks available in three varieties
October 27, 2015
Boulder, Colo.-based NextFoods’ GoodBelly releasedits new Grab&Go probiotic drinks. GoodBelly’s new 15.2-ounce beverages tout the same probiotic strain used in the brand’s existing lineup, Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299V), it says.
New beverages designed to support digestive health
September 15, 2015
Temple Turmeric, New York, unveiled two new seasonal offerings: Pure Fire Cider Super Tonic and Holiday Spiced Lassi Culture Blend. Inspired by ancient recipes and powered by the brand’s proprietary Hawaiian Oana Turmeric, both recipes are designed to help support positive inflammation response and balance the body’s digestive system with vegan probiotics, the company says.
When it comes to viral infections like the common cold or influenza, washing one’s hands is one of the most common forms of prevention recommended from institutions like Mayo Clinic or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although consuming something that’s alive might sound like a challenge from NBC’s “Fear Factor” TV show, probiotic beverages introduce consumers’ digestive systems to beneficial live cultures in a more appetizing way.