Along with food, water and oxygen, people cannot live without sleep. Yet, one in three Americans reports not getting enough sleep, contributing to what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called an epidemic.
It’s hard to imagine retirement when financial news headlines seem to be reporting dire projections — from a rapidly depleting social security fund and downward mobility of the retired middle class to story after story of older workers unable to retire because they need money.
From inspirational keynote sessions to hot topics and networking events galore, everything you know and love about the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is included in this year’s program — plus these amazing new additions!
Determined to be an essential nutrient for humans in 1963, zinc is an antioxidant and trace mineral that we need to consume daily, since our bodies cannot store it. Zinc primarily is involved in supporting
Essential to many of the body’s regulatory and metabolic functions, selenium is part of at least 25 proteins called selenoproteins, many of which are oxidant defense enzymes. Roles in health Selenium is involved in reproduction,
As the American population ages, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease also continues to rise. While researchers continue to study Alzheimer’s, studies suggest diet may play a role in its prevention or delayed onset. Alzheimer’s, which
In its most mild and transient form, it can be an uncomfortable nuisance, but severe or chronic diarrhea lasting two weeks or more can be dangerous, leading to dehydration, malabsorption and nutrient deficiencies.
Billed as a set of techniques that promise more precision, flexibility and efficiency, these new breeding technologies are fast-replacing the biotechnology used to create the first genetically engineered crops.
Emulsifiers made from plant, animal and synthetic sources commonly are added to processed foods such as mayonnaise, ice cream and baked goods to create a smooth texture, prevent separation and extend shelf life.
Successful global giants in the grocery market, including the European companies ALDI and Lidl, continue to emerge in America, bringing with them lower prices, more jobs and stiff competition. While it may seem like a
Few food trends have become so pervasive, and so quickly, as the gluten-free movement. Less than 10 years ago, celiac disease was a mere blip on the radar of mainstream media. Then, TV personality Elisabeth
Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain
Developed for medical use and generally prescribed to treat poisoning, activated charcoal is ingested to absorb harmful chemicals in the GI tract and stop the body from absorbing them. While it is effective in treating