The Gluten-Free Label: A Regulation for Good

gluten free stickersOver the last two years, the gluten-free market has seen an incredible surge in purchasing. In fact, recently released Mintel research shows that the “gluten-free food market is estimated to reach sales of $8.8 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 63% from 2012-14.”

Given that huge boom, and all of the precautions we talked about regarding celiac disease, the FDA has had to make some changes to regulatory standards.

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6 Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

By Karin Krisher

When the Centers for Disease Control published a report about the causes of food-borne illnesses and revealed that leafy greens are largely to blame, I thought I’d better take a closer look at how to protect myself from germy invaders.

What I found was intriguing: I never knew, for example, how important it is to examine cans before purchasing them; a bulging can might mean the food inside is old or damaged. In light of this new information, and our focus on digestive health this February, here is the official FoodScience list of ways to protect your self from food poisoning.

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Raspberry Ketone Drink Mix: The Perfect Winter Companion

By Karin Krisher

The beginning of a new calendar year always screams Renewal. Not the same way that the first spring thaw does, but in a different, from-the-inside-out sort of way. And that’s what resolutions are all about, right? Making your world better from within? But sometimes, we all need a helping hand to make our resolutions stick—and get that feeling of renewal we’re longing for. Sometimes, we need a supplement like Raspberry Ketone Drink Mix.

When your resolution involves bodily health, it usually involves diet and exercise, two of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. Raspberry Ketone Drink Mix includes three ingredients that support the whole process. African mango seed extract, raspberry ketone and green tea extract work synergistically to help you breakthrough weight management barriers—like cravings and carbohydrate conversion.*

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Top Five Best Health Websites

By Karin Krisher

best health websitesThis week, we’re reaching across all of our divisions to talk about social media. For our FoodScience readers, we’ve decided to share five of the best health websites we know of to give your healthy lifestyle a good kick. These are by no means your only options—but we’ll explain why they’re our favorites.

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Kids with Asthma? Pets Might be the Answer

By Karin Krisher

AsthmaBy now, you’ve probably heard the news: for children, living with a dog might help prevent future asthma. In fact, asthma and animals are so connected that we’re comfortable saying: here’s a great reason for your cat people to branch out and for your dog people to feel secure in their decision to house both canines and kids under the same roof.

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The FoodScience KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Team: Part I

By Karin Krisher

Keybank marathon

Left to right:Bill O’Connor, Emily Burnham, Bill Reilly

This years’ KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay will be one for the books. Eight FoodScience Corporation employees will lace up their kicks and hit the pavement at 8 a.m. sharp on Sunday morning, May 27. Because we want everyone to know who they are (so you can all cheer them on) and because they deserve at least a little bit of credit for their hard work and months (or years) of training, we’ve decided to feature Runner Profiles here. Please comment if you want to ask the runners any questions!

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Runner’s High

By Karin Krisher

runner's highThough not every runner would reveal this about him or herself (or even know it) runner’s high is probably one of the most common personal motivators. Running is a survival tactic. At first, we used it to catch and evade prey and predators, respectively. Then we used it as a means of communication, sending Pheidippides on an epic sprint that gave us the term (and the distance for) “marathons.” Now we use it as a form of physical fitness, though its roots in escapism remain visible to those who know and freely admit that they’re in it for the high.

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Puzzling Report on Autism Raises Questions

By Karin Krisher

A recent report that states more than one percent of children have Autism has the health community puzzled. We’re not sure if that one percent means that more children are experiencing issues associated with Autism or if it’s a mere fact of more widespread diagnosis, awareness and data collection. (The finding shows a 78 percent increase in just six years, from 2002 to 2008.)

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