The white sugar granules on my cereal and the sugar that makes my orange sweet are the same thing, right? Well, yes. And no. They're both sugars – the white sugar is sucrose and the fruit sugar is fructose – and they both fall under the umbrella of carbohydrates, which...Read more
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As of Aug. 5, 2014, food products that are labeled gluten-free must meet the government definition of gluten-free. The FDA came out with the final guidelines last August, giving manufacturers a year to adjust their product formulations. Products labeled gluten free that were on grocery store shelves...Read more
The goal of the proposed FDA Nutrition Facts Label changes is to provide improved information to consumers so that they may better maintain healthy dietary practices. The shift will affect consumers directly by providing updated information on portion sizes and dietary recommendations, while offering...Read more
In recent years, news articles and health magazines across the country have been highlighting the distinct lack of vitamin D in the average American’s diet. Vitamin D is a nutrient that is used in the body to help the absorption of calcium and phosphorus,...Read more
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