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Functional Foods

Is It Food or Is It Foodiness? Depends on Your Sex

Erica Wides | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Greetings from the Foodiness fallout shelter, where we are spending the summer months, and where we work hard to help you see your way out of the Food...

Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.

Nutritional Anxieties: From the Fear of Bad Nutrients to the Scarcity of Health-Enhancing Nutrients

Gyorgy Scrinis | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gyorgy Scrinis

While the number of nutritional anxieties and fears that grip the public continue to increase, the nature of these anxieties has taken three distinct forms over the past century -- from the obsession with getting an adequate dose of essential nutrients, to the fear of too many bad nutrients, to anxieties over the scarcity of health-enhancing nutrients.

What Are So-Called ‘Functional Foods’?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.

The World's Best Functional Food?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Attaching scientific and medical claims on food products seems to be more and more appealing to an aging population, often accepting the supposed added benefits with blind faith.

The Whac-A-Mole Game Of Combating Deceptive Food Product Promises

Posted 07.16.2011 | Food

It's hard not to be lured by the promise of food products that can lower cholesterol, regulate your digestive system or even cheat death. However, as ...