Health, Wellness & Nutrition

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

High-protein diet may lower blood pressure

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite that people in the West typically get more than enough protein in their daily diets, new research may further validate our collective protein obsession. 

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

Trendspotter: coconut inclusions

If it says ‘coconut’, it sells: Trailblazer Foods

By Maggie Hennessy

As it ramps up flaked and shredded coconut production in anticipation of another holiday season, private label and branded grocery products manufacturer Trailblazer Foods says the growing popularity of coconut has resulted in a 12% increase in the amount...

What do you do? Gert Van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Gert Van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest edition of FoodNavigator-USA’s ongoing What do you do? series, we talked with Gert Van Manen, founder of bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals on pioneering the tropicals market in the US and the yet-untapped potential of coconut water concentrate,...

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

By Maggie Hennessy

Eating a handful of almonds may help lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in populations with abnormally high fat concentration in the blood (hyperlipidaemia), according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Nutrition Facts overhaul a missed chance to label phosphorus: AND

Kidney disease patients unable to discern phosphorus levels in foods, AND claims

Nutrition Facts overhaul a missed chance to label phosphorus: AND

By Maggie Hennessy

The FDA’s proposed revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel misses a public health opportunity to mandate disclosure of phosphorus content on nutrition labels, despite the micronutrient’s association with adverse outcomes among kidney patients and growing...

Bulletproof coffee: start of a revolution or a magic elixir?

Big interview: Dave Asprey, CEO of Bulletproof Exec

Bulletproof coffee: start of a revolution or a magic elixir?

By Maggie Hennessy

For the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, the butter-infused, "low-toxin" coffee that’s created something of a media storm, the epiphany of the Bulletproof lifestyle came (as epiphanies sometimes seem wont to do) thousands of miles from home after...

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

By Nathan Gray

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and intolerances.

Gluten-free market: what's next?

What new gluten-free product launches, market analysis tell us

The gluten-free definition has been standardized; now what?

By Maggie Hennessy

Aug. 5 marked the deadline for manufacturers making voluntary gluten-free label claims to ensure they meet the FDA’s definition of a gluten-free food (less than 20 parts per million of gluten). And while gluten-free product launches have risen every year...

Packaged Facts on growing popularity of artisanal fermented food

Chasing umami: the rise and rise of fermented food

By Maggie Hennessy

At the intersection of consumers’ growing interest in bold, spicy flavors, health and a desire to expand their horizons through food, fermented foods have re-entered the spotlight owing to their deep flavors and health halo as a longtime form of food...

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