There’s an idiom that talks about listening to one’s gut as a way to ward off something that doesn’t feel right. After the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, or gut, is the nervous system’s second-biggest network of closely interconnected neurons that greatly impacts overall health and well-being, experts say.
Although ginger is a perennial that produces narrow green leaves and yellow flowers, the plant has gained more recognition for its root. The ingredient found favor as a spice, however, its association with medicinal characteristics has helped proliferate its usage, according to experts.
Nutritional beverage designed to be low in FODMAPs
October 4, 2016
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glendale, Calif.-based Nestlé USA, introduced ProNourish, a product specifically designed and marketed to be low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) for people with digestive sensitivities, the company says.
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 that had 1,222 exhibitors.
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.