Health & Wellness

Van Manen: We pioneered the tropicals market; same with coconut water. We bought the first load of coconut water concentrate in the Philippines in 2004, and it took us five years to sell it all.

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,...

CDC: Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states

Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states: CDC

By Maggie Hennessy

The number of adults with obesity in the US remained high last year, with estimates across states ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.1% in both Mississippi and West Virginia, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control’s Nutrition, Physical...

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.

AND's Pepin Tuma: “Consumers probably are not aware of the ubiquity of phosphorous in foods, because not only is the content not required to be listed on the label...but phosphorus additives are typically unaccounted in the estimated phosphorus content of processed foods because food manufacturers are not required to list their quantities.

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...

Dave Asprey: “What we’re doing makes people feel better, look better and live longer. Knowledge, technology or coffee are all fair game in this goal.”

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.

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