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Stabilizers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

Stabilizers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents

These additives are incorporated into foods to provide structure, viscosity, stability and other qualities, such as maintaining existing color.
Big Data Benefits: Why This Tool Could Be a Game-Changer

Big Data Benefits: Why This Tool Could Be a Game-Changer

The Academy’s Health Informatics Infrastructure, or ANDHII, has tools for RDNs and NDTRs to input, track and report patient outcomes.
Understanding Weight Neutrality

Understanding Weight Neutrality

Researchers are only just beginning to understand the myriad factors that affect body weight and body fat.
The Vital Role of Food Preservatives

The Vital Role of Food Preservatives

An ancient practice designed to prevent spoilage, among the first food preservation practices were the salting of meat and fish, adding sugar in canned foods and pickling vegetables. Today, preservatives continue this important role.
Lab-Grown Meat: Exploring Potential Benefits and Challenges of Cellular Agriculture

Lab-Grown Meat: Exploring Potential Benefits and Challenges of Cellular Agriculture

Is cultured meat the future of food or a science experiment gone wrong?
Get Familiar with Food Additives

Get Familiar with Food Additives

Few ingredients cause as much confusion, or consternation, as food additives.
Understanding the Glycemic Index

Understanding the Glycemic Index

After nearly 40 years, experts continue to debate the usefulness of this dietary measurement.
Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises

Decoding Food Label Claims: The Lowdown on Package Promises

These claims may seem like fluff meant to tempt consumers into buying products, but most food label declarations actually are tightly regulated.
How to Host a Twitter Chat

How to Host a Twitter Chat

Looking to expand your reach on Twitter? Twitter chats are a great way to bring awareness to a cause, build your network and interact with others in your community.
Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

Arguably the “superfood” of the moment, spirulina is associated with a number of health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. Does this blue-green algae deliver, or is it all health hype?
Supplementation to Lower Blood Sugar

Supplementation to Lower Blood Sugar

While there is evidence that certain dietary supplements can decrease blood sugar, many come with potential dangers. Aside from the obvious risk of hypoglycemia, other considerations include interactions with medications, liver problems and gastrointestinal issues.
The Colorful Truth about Anthocyanins

The Colorful Truth about Anthocyanins

The plant kingdom boasts an arsenal of protective, naturally occurring chemical compounds that not only guard plants against foreign invaders and disease, but also benefit human health when eaten.